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Disappearance at Mount Sinai

A Pat O’Malley Historical Mystery

By Jim Musgrave

Prologue: The Kidnapping

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, December 15, 1866.

Nurse Rachel Levine was the charge nurse on duty. Dr. Letterman was speaking to her on the fourth floor next to the room where Dr. Arthur Mergenthaler was the important patient. His diagnosis was Ulcerative Colitis, but Miss Levine knew this man also suffered from a serious social disorder.

“I don’t care what he tells you. You are not to allow anyone inside that room. We are responsible for his care and safety, and if something were to happen to him, you and I would be cleaning bedpans for the rest of our lives.”

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