Tuesday, January 28, 2014
the last book I ever read (Sheri Fink's Five Days at Memorial, excerpt eight)
from Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink:
Despite how miserable the patients looked, Cook would later say he felt there was no way, in this crowded room, to do what he and Kokemor had discussed over cigars. “We didn’t do it because we had too many witnesses. That’s the honest-to-God truth.” A different memory of their interactions would be held by Kokemor, who would say he never talked about euthanasia, and, regardless, was not involved in hospital decision making.