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Is there a doctor in the Senate?

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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A woman collapsed during the Oct. 21 Senate Health & Education Committee on FDAMA and awoke to find FDA Commissioner Jane Henney, MD, and Sen. Bill Frist, MD, tending to her health. Henney had been testifying when the woman collapsed and Frist (R-Tenn.) was chairing the hearing for an absent Sen. Jim Jeffords (R-Vt.). After transferring the patient to the Senate physician, Frist reassured hearing participants the woman was fine and had suffered only "a minor syncopal event." In other words, Henney clarified, "she fainted"

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