“One Hospital, One Neighborhood, One City”

trauma bay temple hospital philadelphia

The trauma bay in the emergency department at Temple University Hospital after resuscitation efforts failed. Credit Eric Curran.

Temple University Hospital [in Philadelphia] treated 481 patients with gunshot wounds last year, and 97 died. In this one hospital in one neighborhood in one city. As a country, we lost nearly 40,000 lives to guns in 2017.

(Eric Curran [third-year medical student], “I Remember the First Time I Saw a Teenager Die,” NYTimes, 2-14-19)

(c) 2019 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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2 Responses to “One Hospital, One Neighborhood, One City”

  1. The photo and article are graphic. Another part of the story rightfully exposed.

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