The radiologists were from every era, but the rooms, and the entry hall where my desk was stuck, were from that old hospital. I went in the back to find an empty file drawer to use to reorganize the misfiled cards I'd been pulling---by this time a few hundred---and ran into Livia, the doctors' secretary at Children's Radiology Dept. (from my years there in the 70s, and who is now a fellow student at the Fromm) and that's when I started telling others about the problem of returning patients not having had their exams compared, which is of extreme importance for discovery, diagnosis and staging. And there were several other stories interwoven involving other clerks and techs, and candy and toys stashed in file drawers, but all the people popping in and out were from those 13 years in the two X-ray departments. When I finally woke myself up, one of the radiologists was sitting with me, growing more and more concerned about the terrible consequences he could foresee.
A variation of this actually happened in both departments and everywhere I ever worked. I was always uncovering embezzlements and hidden horrors like that.
*a "flash card" is the patient information and exam date, typed on a 2" x 3" card, and was used to transfer the information onto the film in the darkroom. They were the actual file card at Children's, but as I can see in this picture, the date was added to a larger file card at the railroad hospital. Digital files mostly took care of that, but typos and misspellings cause electronic "misfiles" just as easily.