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  1. "See our big buildings?” asked the dean of the medical school as he swept his hand across the panorama of the Duke Medical Center. “Their purpose is to produce a handful of doctors who can be trusted to be alone with a naked patient. Takes us four years.”

    I repositioned the dean so that he faced the neogothic buildings of the divinity school. “That’s where we teach our seminarians to be in awkward situations with naked, vulnerable parishioners. It takes us only three years.”