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Wolf Pascoe is a physician, poet, and playwright who is working on a book of essays about anesthesia. He lives with his wife and their eight-year-old son in California and chronicles his attempts to get fatherhood right on his blog, Just Add Father.
At the age of five I was a sickly kid, with monthly throat infections that spread to my eardrums, making my ears hurt as if some angry god were throwing darts at them. My parents brought me to specialists, who recommended a tonsillectomy. It was the prevailing wisdom in the 1950s.