Thomas M. Gill, MD
"There's a code on 2 North!" a nurse with a high-pitched voice shouts from across the room.
I remove my stethoscope from the barrel chest of a middle-aged smoker. He had arrived at the emergency room of the local VA Hospital a few minutes before, in the early hours of a rainy, Pacific Northwest morning. Rubbing the vestiges of sleep from my eyes, I follow the nurse who had located me. Earlier in my training I may have raced to the scene, my pulse pounding and my mind muddled. But now I'm a grizzled warrior, not unlike these previously gallant
Gill TM. What Have I Done?. Ann Intern Med. ;116:691. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-8-691
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(8):691.
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