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Drinking Bile
A bilious beverage awaits a discerning patient Waste not / want not was the mantra in epoch hospitals. This philosophy led to events like performing sterile procedures with 2 fingercots and overly judicious rationing of utilities. There were almost no light...
Drinking Bile
Drinking Bile
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High Tech Hemorrhoid Surgery Meet Old School Positioning Techiques
The advances in modern surgical techniques always amaze me. I recently found myself fascinated by a  newfangled hemorrhoidectomy technique. The surgeon was working with a high tech laser device and magically zapping the 'rhoids into submission while an assi...
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Fun With Operating Room Kick Buckets
My recent visit to Pennsylvania Dutch Country rebooted a long dormant memory of an unfortunate incident  with that wheeled dervish, an operating room kick bucket. The Amish eschew internal combustion engine powered transportation devices in favor of things ...
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Fun With Operating Room Kick Buckets
My recent visit to Pennsylvania Dutch Country rebooted a long dormant memory of an unfortunate incident  with that wheeled dervish, an operating room kick bucket. The Amish eschew internal combustion engine powered transportation devices in favor of things ...
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I'm unplugging ( Tee Hee - as if Oldfoolrns  like me can be plugged in) and heading to PA Dutch country for a week or so. I just love being around the Amish and maybe I can think of some new posts worth reading.
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Ring Stand Challenge Racing
Old school operating rooms were brimming with an assortment of unsavory, unpleasant and downright dangerous tasks; from unclogging floor drains occluded with who knows what to running test firings on  hissing and sputtering behemoths that passed as autoclav...
Ring Stand Challenge Racing
Ring Stand Challenge Racing
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Caring For Amputated Limbs
The brave new world of modern healthcare culture continues to dumbfound, agitate, and get stuck  in my old foolish, wrinkled up craw. The latest outrage?  I was reading an expert's answer  on Quora that amputated limbs are treated as "medical waste" and are...
Caring For Amputated Limbs
Caring For Amputated Limbs
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What Was the Official Cigarette of Your Diploma Nursing School?
There were so many diploma schools of nursing in the 1960s that each class adopted their own unique motto, school colors, and slogans. There was no formal mention of the fact that each class had their own preferred brand of cigarette. Brand loyalty was the ...
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"Don't Worry, I Was an ARMY Ranger"
My obsession with surgical instruments and fondness of  esoteric operating room tales are not appreciated by everyone, so it's time for something completely different - a true story from that long term VA  psychiatric hospital, Downey. It was nearing time f...
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The Grooved Director Surgical Instrument Mystery Explained
The function of a surgical instrument is usually obvious; retractors retract, clamps clamp, cutting instruments cut and forceps hold things. I made a comment about a lovely grooved director instrument on Instagram and was asked, "What is that thing used for...
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