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These are a few of my favorite things
  1. Robert W Tarr
  1. Correspondence to Robert W Tarr, Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; robert.tarr{at}

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These are a few of my favorite things. – Rogers and Hammerstein, 1959

The musical, “The Sound of Music”, opened on Broadway in 1959. The music for the show was written by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein. I know my fellows will find it hard to believe, but I didn't actually attend the Broadway premier in 1959. However, the musical was adapted to film media in 1965 which I do vividly remember. The film starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. One of the most memorable songs in …

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