I remember the blackout of 1965 well -- the so-called "Great Blackout." The city was dark by 5:30 p.m. For you to have had a number of patients caught in elevators is remarkable, for you couldn't have had more than 35 or 40 people in your practice at the time, and most everyone was still on their way home from work.

Go to Vegas!

The blackout lasted 12 hours. Being stuck in an elevator for that long had to be awful. I was stuck in a jam-packed elevator for 90 minutes once in my life. Someone threw up.

I don't get in crowded elevators anymore if I can help it. That's not phobia. That's just good judgment.