Theresa E. Vettese, MD
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Vettese TE. Judgment. Ann Intern Med. 2012;157:296-297. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-157-4-201208210-00015
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(4):296-297.
His reddish hair was long and matted, dreadlocks by default, a few tobacco-stained teeth peeked out from behind his shaggy beard. The man had very few lines around his eyes, and I was startled to realize that he was so young.
His ankles were shackled to the bed rails, his wrists bound with leather. Yet, he had one weapon left and he aimed with precision, spitting gobs of sputum toward the guards and us.
In this hospital, we care for the uninsured, the worn out, the worn down, the abusers of themselves and others. Those without money to pay the bills, those who are incapable of making their own decisions, those who persistently make the wrong decisions, and those who have decisions made for them all come through our doors.
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