Daniel S. Klein, MD
Klein DS. What Happened in Laramie. Ann Intern Med. 1999;130:235-236. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-130-3-199902020-00030
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1999;130(3):235-236.
Matthew Shepard was found tied to a fence on the prairie east of Laramie, Wyoming, unconscious after a brutal beating. He died several days later without having regained consciousness.
It was strange and disorienting for those of us in Laramie to be the focus of intense national publicity. For a while, we eclipsed the president and Kosovo as the top news story. News trucks were rolling down the streets, looking for people to interview. A friend from New York called to say that my wife was on national television; a crew had recorded the church service where she had sung. Tom Brokaw in the emergency department, reporters in Burger King.
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