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A Different Type of Patient: Incarnate Buddhist

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A Different Type of Patient: Incarnate Buddhist

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A Different Type of Patient: Incarnate Buddhist

A Different Type of Patient: Incarnate Buddhist

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Psychiatrist Michael Grodin and internist Sondra Crosby often see patients together. Through their work at the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, they've worked with many Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns. They describe a striking office visit from a reincarnate — a monk who is so holy he remembers his past lives — who attributed his heartburn to previous incarnations.