Transcript of Telephone Conversation between Charles Balis, M.D. and Mr. Tom Bows, Monday, July 22, 1996 at 9:30 AM.

Mr. Bows: This is Tom Bows. Am I speaking with Dr. Balis?
Dr. Balis: Hello. Yes. This is he. How may I help you, Mr. Bows?
Mr. Bows: My wife is missing. I think you are responsible. She has not been acting like...
Dr. Balis: Can you calm down please, Mr. Bows? Sylvia is missing? Since when?
Mr. Bows: Sylvia didn't come home last night. She's been acting very strangely the last couple of days. I think it was the drugs you gave her. If something happens to Sylvia, I will hold you personally responsible Dr. Balis.
Dr. Balis: Do you think something has happened to your wife? Have you contacted the police?
Mr. Bows: No. I don't think the police would be appropriate right now.
Dr. Balis: Why is that, Mr. Bows?
Mr. Bows: I think my wife is going through a nervous breakdown. I think she was very fragile when she came to see you. But instead of support and maybe gentle tranquilizers, you gave her this...this drug. Sylvia started to behave completely out of character. She even started to dress irresponsibly. I cannot talk to her. Her behavior--forgive me Doctor--is that of a whore. A prostitute. I hope she has not already done something that she will regret for the rest of her life. I would not hold her responsible, of course.
Dr. Balis: Of course.
Mr. Bows: But I am afraid of the damage it might do to her. Her work. Her reputation. Our lives. Doctor, you have to talk to her. Make her realize that she is sick. Maybe make her go away somewhere for a few days. Weeks. She needs the rest. She has been under a lot of pressure lately. Somewhere where she could be looked after and taken care of.
Dr. Balis: You want me to put Sylvia in a psychiatric hospital?
Mr. Bows: Exactly! I knew you would understand.
Dr. Balis: I do, Mr. Bows.
Mr. Bows: Good. I'll make sure Sylvia calls you when she gets home. Thank you Doctor.
Dr. Balis: Goodbye, Mr. Bows. Please do have Sylvia call me when she gets in. I would like to know that she is home safely.
Mr. Bows: I will, Doctor.
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