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Harvard death

Harvard death
 n.— «I thought about that bitter medical student joke, the “Harvard death,” in which all the lab results are perfect, all the electrolytes and body chemistry numbers “in the boxes”—as the patient dies.» —“In a Pile of Papers, the Ghost of a Once-Healthy Child” by Perri Klass New York Times Apr. 5, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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