Abraham Verghese, MD
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I notice him in the midst of the bedlam in the room. He is standing at the foot of the bed. His black eyes—heavy lidded, with long eyelashes like those of a woman—blink slowly in the brown face, taking it all in: the jostling, the breathing of people who have run up stairs and down hallways, the many sets of hands crossing and interweaving over the bed, the needle caps and guide wires strewn on the floor, the EKG paper spewing out of the machine, forming a mound on the radiator, the raised voices—"Atropine!" "Epi! NO, NO, Epi!" "Is it
Verghese A. Life in Death. Ann Intern Med. 1991;114:833. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-9-833
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(9):833.
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