Michael A. LaCombe, MD
Why she called me first I never figured out. Maybe she had more brains than I gave her credit for. All she had said was,
My husband has passed away, Doctor. Can you come over?
That was it: flat monotone, no emotion, just matter-of-fact. Now I'm one of those old-fashioned doctors who still makes house calls on certain occasions, and this was definitely one of those occasions. I could feel it in the pit of my stomach. I grabbed my clothes, got dressed in the bathroom so as not to wake my wife, brushed the snow from the car, and
LaCombe MA. Playing God. Ann Intern Med. ;116:161–162. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-2-161
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(2):161-162.
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