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When a Heart Stops

Deborah L. Kasman, MD
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Providence Rainier Medical Clinic, Seattle, WA 98118. Requests for Reprints: Deborah L. Kasman, MD, c/o Providence Rainier Medical Clinic, 8444 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118.

Copyright ©2004 by the American College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1994;120(5):432-433. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-120-5-199403010-00012
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It was the summer of 1987 and the beginning of my last year of residency. Having easier rotations, I felt rested and wanted to earn some money. Northwest Emergency Physicians offered me a 24-hour shift at Moses Lake emergency room. It was a chance to earn good money and to travel to eastern Washington, the arid part of the state I had not seen since driving across the country 2 years earlier to begin my residency. Loving explorations, I accepted their offer.





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