Medicine: Death in the Hospital

Mrs. Marion duMont, 55, was not seriously ill when she checked into Newton-Wellesley Hospital of Newton, Mass, one day last week. She was to be X-rayed for backache next day, so it seemed convenient to check in and get a good rest the night before. Mrs. duMont and her husband had hardly settled down for a chat when a nurse came in, started to give Mrs. duMont an injection, then discovered that she had the wrong patient. Another nurse entered with a jigger of medicine and a glass of water. "How do you know this is right?" Robert duMont asked....

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