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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Another Bullet Dodged


The guest I had seen the previous day was found dead, I learned from the manager of the Figueroa hotel.

A hotel doctor’s worst nightmare is a patient dying in the room after he leaves. This has never happened to me although several died soon after I sent them to the hospital. Luckily, the Figueroa guest was not an example.

She was an elderly lady complaining of palpitations whom I had seen the night before. On my examination, her heart was beating too rapidly, so I sent her to an emergency room. After the usual delays, the emergency room doctor found her heart beating normally, so he sent her back to the hotel where she died.

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