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Tenacious Pursuit

I am a 73-year-old, retired non-medical professional, who has been an outpatient at Johns Hopkins for the past 10 years. I just read the fascinating article about the perceptive suspicions and tenacious pursuit of the causes of severe adverse events in some male patients following endoscopic procedures in the Urology Clinic [on the part of nurses Diane Iverson and Susan Fanske] (“The Power of One,” July). I also was the recipient of a cystological exam at JHU about a year ago. Fortunately, I suffered no major consequences, and the examination proved “negative”—perhaps in some way due to what they were able to accomplish.

Bill Wright, Stevensville, Md.

Right Character, Wrong Show

You refer to Lily Tomlin’s Ernestine the telephone operator character as being from Saturday Night Live (“On the Job: Rose Mech,” July). I regret to inform you that your facts are flawed. Ms. Tomlin introduced the Ernestine character on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.

Joan M. Smith, JHMCIS



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