As psychiatrist Virginia Sherr, pictured here, recovered from her long illness, she began to view her patients through a different lens -and "listen with a third, even a fourth, ear." Says Sherr: "I began to hear them describe the same symptoms that had bothered me: pains in their back, headache, enormous fatigue, night sweats, sinus problems that wouldn't quit." For a fleeting millisecond the impossible notion that she, herself, might be infecting her patients flashed through her mind. But her training as a psychiatrist quickly kicked in, causing her to question, instead, whether she had been swept up in a case of reverse transference. In the end, Sherr realized the truth. The patients, too, had significant clinical signs and symptoms and they needed to be worked up. "I realized it had nothing to do with me."