A Tale of Two

S M Chen
6 min readJul 2, 2020

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times…”

  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES, by Charles Dickens (1812–1870), English writer
Lisa Fotios. Pexels. Free use

About 14 years ago, I had a fortunate encounter with a preoperative chest x-ray (CXR) of a man on whose tennis court I then played with some regularity. I say ‘fortunate’ because, whether I was having a good day, or for some other reason, I detected a small abnormality in one lung which…