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River of Venom

"I think it was the epinephrine," you tell Jorge, and hand him the syringe you found.

He turns it over and over again in his hands. "But I am thinking something. The mark in her arm -- the pinprick. She realizes she is going into shock. She is a doctor -- she knows what to do. She injects herself with the epinephrine, yes?" He pantomimes with the syringe.

the pinprick is a needle mark

"So," you say. "The pinprick is NOT a bee sting, or a blowgun dart -- it is Doctor Hernandez giving herself the epinephrine. AFTER she is already going into shock."

"Correct," Jorge says, handing you back the syringe. "But then what gave her the allergic reaction to start with?"

What do you tell Jorge?

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