Smudged Lipstick


Brought in by EMS

Suspected alcohol intoxication

But I only had three drinks

What’s your name?

[Name redacted]

Lipstick smudged

Are you injured?

My chest is sore

No bruising

Can you tell me what happened?

I don’t remember

What happened to me?

I don’t know



Jennifer Caputo-Seidler, MD

Hospital medicine physician with a passion for gender equity, narrative medicine, and medical education.