Priscilla Scherer, R.N., is a medical writer in New York City. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in writing and literature, as well as a diploma of nursing from Columbia University, Priscilla became a staff nurse and research associate in the Department of Neurology at the Weill Cornell Medical Center. She has since worked in an editorial capacity with The American Journal of Nursing and Medscape.
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