emergency room trauma

William Lynes, MD

Fall 2008 - Volume 12 Number 4

The joyful holiday season was at its peak as the city busily celebrated a peaceful Christmas. The Emergency Department (ED) buzzed with the usual trauma. The crash rooms were full and blood splashed over linen-covered gurneys. A silly carol played overhead. Chaos then entered the ED with the arrival of a major motor vehicle accident involving an African-American family with a dead-on-arrival female, a severely injured male driver, and a gravely hurt five-year-old boy.


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