“Dr. Hunt” by Susan Sterling (fiction, ’92)

An essay by Susan Sterling (fiction, ’92) appears in Witness:

 

Dr. Hunt

It’s already mid-summer when I notice the sign just inside the main entrance to the nursing home. Hanging on the wall next to a telephone, it gives instructions for what to do in case of fire or medical emergency, and then, mysteriously, a third contingency:

For an Elopement
Attention Staff
Doctor Hunt, room (indicate the room of the missing resident)
Repeat 3 times

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