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Dunne on being sedated

Dunne in 1989 Miami Book Fair

On the day, I was barbered in the groin, giving me at my advanced age my first Mohawk. Then ten milligrammes of Valium, backed up by Valium IV. The procedure demanded that the patient be sedated but not comatose, as he had to respond to commands and answer questions. I said to the doctor, ‘I don’t think I’ve been this stoned since 1968.’
‘Few of us have, Mr. Dunne,’ he said, ‘few of us have.’

— From Glitches, a piece that dealt with, among others, his operation, written by Dunne as published in Granta 27: Death, Summer 1989 issue (Picture is from MCDarchives as accessed on Wikipedia)

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phatnguyen

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phatnguyen

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