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August 27, 2007 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
The spiritual awakening that eventually led the Rev. James Putney into the ministry did not take away the physical pain he had endured all his life. But with his faith restored, Putney came to understand suffering in a different way. What had wounded his life -- a birth defect that left him standing less than 4 feet tall -- now was useful. At UCLA's Medical Center, where Putney served as a chaplain, pain helped connect him with cancer patients who otherwise had only healthy caregivers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2007 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
The spiritual awakening that eventually led the Rev. James Putney into the ministry did not take away the physical pain he had endured all his life. But with his faith restored, Putney came to understand suffering in a different way. What had wounded his life -- a birth defect that left him standing less than 4 feet tall -- now was useful. At UCLA's Medical Center, where Putney served as a chaplain, pain helped connect him with cancer patients who otherwise had only healthy caregivers.
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August 23, 1999 | ROSIE MESTEL
Today we begin an occasional column that profiles people who work in the health care field and their jobs. * James Putney pauses at the door and pulls a small bottle of antibacterial soap from his pocket. He squeezes some onto his hands and rubs them together to kill the germs they harbor, then he knocks and goes in to visit 29-year-old Jeannie Kim. Putney, a chaplain at the UCLA Medical Center, first met Kim in March when she was here being treated for breast cancer.
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August 23, 1999 | ROSIE MESTEL
Today we begin an occasional column that profiles people who work in the health care field and their jobs. * James Putney pauses at the door and pulls a small bottle of antibacterial soap from his pocket. He squeezes some onto his hands and rubs them together to kill the germs they harbor, then he knocks and goes in to visit 29-year-old Jeannie Kim. Putney, a chaplain at the UCLA Medical Center, first met Kim in March when she was here being treated for breast cancer.
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