Jimmy Breslin, Who Helped Define The Newspaper Column, Dies At 86
“The call bothered Malcolm Perry.’Dr. Tom Shires. STAT,’ the girl’s voice said over the page in the doctors’ cafeteria in Parkland Memorial Hospital. The ‘STAT’ meant emergency. Nobody ever called Tom Shires, the hospital’s chief resident in surgery for an emergency. And Shires, Perry’s superior, was out of town for the day. Malcolm Perry looked at the salmon croquettes on the plate in front of him. Then he put down his fork and went over to a telephone.
“This is Dr. Perry taking Dr. Shires page,” he said.
“President Kennedy has been shot. STAT,” the operator said.”
Those words appeared in The New York Herald Tribune under the headline, “A Death in Emergency Room One.” They were written by Jimmy Breslin, who helped define the modern newspaper column, winning the Pulitzer Prize, a George Polk Award and numerous other accolades along the way.Gryneos, GoodWitch, Marym625 and 6 othersPastiche, NikolaC, Koko, virgdem, Major Hogwash, Smarmie Doofus like thisI feel much better since I've given up hope.
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