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Dominique EdwardsIntroduction to Expository WritingWill EvansWriting Assignment #2In her essay “Merced,” Danielle Ofri recalls the case of a patient she treated during her medical training. With only two months of residency left, Ofri encounters Mercedes, “a twenty-three year old Hispanic female…complaining of a severe headache,” in the ER (Ofri 122). Ofri diagnoses her patient with “aseptic meningitis,” an unserious ailment that doesn’t even require hospitalization, yet she orders a rare test for Lyme disease (123). The next day, Ofri is shocked tosee her patient babbling on the floor, “splattered with blood,” and suffering from a “seizure of thetemporal lobe” (124). She later learns that the Lyme test “‘came back positive,’” which seems to explain Mercedes’s earlier symptoms (125). While a proud Ofri basks in the praise of her colleagues, Mercedes is treated for Lyme and discharged (125). Her condition improves so