1. 長谷川章雄: 持久走中に心停止した特発性肥大型心筋症の一例． 第83回日本病理学会総会, 平成6年3月29-31日, 京都
[Hasegawa, A.: A case of idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - A sudden death. The 83th General Assembly of the Japanese Society of Pathology at Kyoto (poster session), March 29-31, 1994]
[Refer to the corresponding autopsy report]
THE SOUND OF SILENCE
A 12-year-old girl on the table,
Having been running about and chattering
Innocently and cheerfully,
Looked like still alive.
The air was cool and calm.
I was a deadly serious prosector,
Performing the autopsy late at night,
And categorically made a diagnosis
of 'hypertrophic cardiomyopathy'.
Then I examined her genital organs
That no longer maturate.
She was of the same age
as my daughter.
Suddenly something slipped
Whispering through the atmosphere.
And I realized
That my God let her go.
Your God let her go.
Akio Hasegawa, M.D., at a community hospital
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