Doctor’s Note

From the Desk of Dr. Emil Whittaker, M.D.

To Whom It May Concern,

This is to certify that the patient, Spencer Alexander Lawson, is under the care and treatment of Dr. Emil Whittaker, M.D., practicing at Waterview Mercy Hospital in River City, AL. As a cancer survivor, the patient endures a condition called VMS, or “Victus Mortuus” Syndrome. This unique condition is limited to the patient and represents no danger to others.

Symptoms are categorized as follows:

  • Faint or seemingly nonexistent heartbeat
  • Shallow or seemingly nonexistent breath
  • Little or no bleeding from accidental lacerations
  • Cloudy eyes
  • Skin pallor
  • Severe lack of appetite
  • Dehydration

It is strongly suggested that the patient be allowed (but not limited to) the following concessions:

  • Water or fluids whenever requested
  • Excused from any and all meals
  • Excused to go to the restroom at any time
  • Excused from strenuous activity at any time

The patient carries an emergency medical alert and information device (in the form of a pendant) in the event of an episode (such as sudden loss of consciousness). It is suggested to activate the EMA on behalf of the patient if the patient is unable to do so.

Warning: Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should emergency medical personnel make any attempt to treat or resuscitate the patient without express instruction from the treatment specialist as this may cause further harm to the patient up to and including potentially fatal consequences.


Dr. Emil Whittaker, M.D.
Senior Staff Oncologist
Waterview Mercy Hospital
River City, AL

Note: this memo is intended to provide school personnel with information concerning physician-directed mandates for the continued health of an attending student.

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