Photo shows ER doctor's grief after losing 19-year-old patient

March 19, 2015 5:59 PM

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HEARING that a family member has died is such an awful and wrenching experience for the relative that it's easy to forget the emotional toll that must be taken by doctors sharing the news.

It was laid bare in a photo shared on Reddit however, which shows a doctor stepping outside a hospital to collect his thoughts following the death of a young patient.

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