Gunpowder is bullet-proof preventative medicine for American physicians. Every doctor should have the option to carry concealed in clinics and hospitals.
A 55-year-old man named Stephen Pasceri walked into Boston’s Brigham and Woman’s Hospital last Tuesday and asked for renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Michael Davidson. When the surgeon appeared, Pasceri pulled out a .40-caliber pistol and hit the surgeon twice before turning the gun on himself.
Dr. Davidson was rushed to the emergency room and operated on but the gunshot wounds proved fatal. His pregnant wife – also a surgeon – was left to mourn the death of her loving husband and care for their three (soon-to-be four) young children alone.
Pasceri’s surviving siblings said their brother was angry at Dr. Davidson because their mother died shortly after he had treated her for cardiovascular issues. But, they also said they never expected him to act upon his anger in such a vicious manner. It appears Pasceri was suffering from an underlying mental instability that made it hard for him to control his anger.