Newton’s Law

Ed. Merry Christmas! And to all of you serving patients, directly or indirectly, today and every other day, what you do matters.

From the Augusta Chronicle:

Dr. Charlotte Newman looked at George Braatz and told him he was going to die.

She explained that the reason he was in University Hospital’s emergency room, the reason he had to take an ambulance to get there and the reason he could barely breathe was because he had major heart problems — and needed the help of a cardiologist right away.

He could keep living, however, if he would be admitted and let a specialist examine his ailing heart, she said.

Mr. Braatz, 56, a former truck driver, looked at the doctor and told her no.