Anybody who works in the ER knows not to mention or even notice if things are quiet. When the torrent of patients that flow through the doors ebbs disaster can't be far behind. Saturday morning. Beautiful late fall weather outside, more staff than patients inside the sliding glass doors. Ten empty stretchers waited in the […]

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He looked dead. Covered in dirt, unmoving, barely breathing. A passerby saw the crumpled heap while driving through the construction site and called 911. A massive highway improvement project is underway in Providence. Our victim collapsed there, a few feet off of Eddy Street, under a bridge. I checked for a pulse, found one and […]

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