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Jon O. Neher, MD
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From Valley Family Medicine and University of Washington, Renton, WA 98055.

Requests for Single Reprints: Jon O. Neher, MD, Valley Family Medicine, 3915 Talbot Road South, Suite 401, Renton, WA 98055.

Ann Intern Med. 2006;144(4):301-302. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-144-4-200602210-00014
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I was driving home from the symphony late one night through the downtown area. The traffic was closely spaced and moving quickly despite the rain and the slick road conditions. I had just passed the last of the downtown high-rises when suddenly a dozen red taillights flashed in front of me. I hit my brakes and was thrown into my safety belt. Traffic came to a full stop for a moment, and then began to inch forward again. In my peripheral vision, I caught sight of a pile of clothing lying in the center lane. At first I thought that it was just some garbage that had come off the back of a truck. But as I rolled slowly past, I developed a sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach. The clothing was not arranged randomly. It was held together in some dimly recognizable order.





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