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“The Sleepers”

by John Gamel

My most prestigious sleeper was Michael Burns, a ten-year-old whose father had served as the mayor of San Jose and the head of the county school board. The trouble began when a pediatrician treated Michael with aspirin for what seemed a typical case of influenza. Within hours, he developed intractable vomiting and was admitted to a private hospital for intravenous rehydration.

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