Your article, “Getting Through” (April) made me relive my own daughter’s accident last summer and reminded me of the fantastic care she received at Parkland Hospital and Children’s Medical Center. After being hit by a car, my daughter underwent emergency surgery at Parkland. She was then moved to Children’s, where Hunt Batjer saw her daily, checked for her responses, and reassured my wife and me.
My daughter sleeps in her own bed everynight. But for the fine medical facilities atParkland and Children’s and the surgeonsand nurses who make them operate, shemight not be with us today. I only wish all thestories ended like ours. Patrick Shaw
1 found your article on neurosurgery at Parkland Hospital very interesting and informative. But, as a first year medical student at Southwestern Medical School, I was slightly piqued to see it referred to as “Southwest” Medical School. After all, we haveonly one medical school in Dallas; let’s call itby its proper name to keep the recordstraight. Dan Acosta
“The Most Powerful Texan in Washington” (March) was read avidly by many individuals. There filtered through the fiber of the article, however, an element of indolent cynicism that is foreign to Jim’s personality. Although many of us are not in a position to assess some of the detail, nor do we challenge the accuracy of the events concerning his rise to a position of influence andpower, we are able to evaluate the ethicalman, and it is suggested that Jim Wright’ssuccess is more a phenomenon of his personal beliefs in democratic government thanof personal ambition, astute manipulation,and ego. E.R. Ha/den