Car Trouble

It was a cold night in late December fifteen years ago. I was on the interstate near Philadelphia when the snow began to fall. I was driving home to New Jersey after a series of interviews for medical residency programs. I was tired but eager to get home to attend a performance of The Nutcracker, an annual family tradition.

Traffic was at a standstill. Looking at the dashboard, I noticed the temperature gauge climbing. Soon, the...

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Lynn-Beth Satterly, MD, is in private practice with her husband, Clyde, and teaches clinical medicine at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.

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