Beyond the sirens: a thin curtain between living, dying

Inside Boston's top trauma unit

After the elevator landed, Dr. Erwin Hirsch, nurse Patty Harrison, and Dr. Jeffrey Kalish hurried to the trauma rooms, located near the emergency department.
By Patricia Wen
Globe Staff / October 1, 2006

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It is 2 a.m., and all is quiet inside the trauma unit at Boston Medical Center. No one expects the lull to last -- not on a balmy weekend in August after the bars have closed. Still, several nurses head into a nearby office carrying a birthday cake for a colleague. (Full article: 1879 words)

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