A Lawyer and a Doctor Walk Into Reality

“Of all the heartbreaking details of his story, the one that continues to haunt me is this: The history on his cellphone shows the last call he ever made was for work. Peter, vomiting, unable to sit up, slipping in and out of consciousness, had managed, somehow, to dial into a conference call.” From the NYT, The Lawyer, the Addict: A high-powered Silicon Valley attorney dies. His ex-wife investigates, and finds a web of drug abuse in his profession.

+ LA Times: An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of USC med school dean.

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