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"The strangest kind of letdown"

On September’s day of terror, Yale geared up to treat survivors who never came.

On September 11, a day of death and panic elsewhere, there was an odd sort of quiet in New Haven. In the medical school’s clinics and classrooms, the day’s routine activities fell by the wayside, overwhelmed by the horror of what was happening in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania. The medical center geared up for an onslaught of trauma cases that never materialized. For 24 hours, Yale-New Haven Hospital was on disaster alert for survivors who might have been pulled from the wreckage of the collapsed World Trade Center only 90 miles away. But, said a hospital spokeswoman, “It was the strangest kind of letdown. There were no patients to...

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