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Medical Ground Zero: An Early Experience of the World Trade Center Disaster

Mack Lipkin Jr., MD
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Dr. Lipkin: New York University School of Medicine; Bellevue Hospital Center


Acknowledgments: The author thanks the housestaff, chief residents, attendings, and students at Bellevue, New York University Medical Center, and New York University Downtown Hospital; and his wife, Ellen, and his daughter, Annarose, who made participating with them in the response to 9/11 inspiring and informative. He is deeply grateful for the privilege of their support in this tragic time. Drs. Dana Rathkopf, David S. Goldfarb, Michael Weiden, Merdad Parsey, Nate Link, Mitchell Charap, Norma Keller, Eric Manheimer, Kathleen McGrail, and Lloyd Wasserman contributed to what is true in the article but not to its errors.

Requests for Single Reprints: Mack Lipkin Jr., MD, Division of Primary Care, Department of Medicine, NBV 16510, New York University Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016; e-mail, lipkim01@popmail.med.nyu.edu.


Ann Intern Med. 2002;136(9):704-707. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-136-9-200205070-00014
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8:50 a.m.: Our pregnant chief resident says, “Did you see the World Trade Center is smoking?”

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