February 10, 2014


My daughter is 2 now, entirely healthy, saved from death, disability and blindness by a legion of doctors and nurses at All Children’s Hospital to “Informed consent” is a holy grail in pediatric medicine, but I doubt it even exists. Someone would have approached me with another form. If it were a doctor who made eye contact or had a nice smile, I would have signed it.

I would not have read the form, because I did not read any of the forms, because the forms are for lawyers, not for parents. I had not slept in days. I was scared out of my mind. I had the mental capacity of a drunk being chased by bears. What kind of form can protect a parent in a situation like that?

The parental consent dilemma: Saving extremely premature babies by signing forms | Tampa Bay Times

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February 6, 2014


A nineteenth-century amulet used to guard against tooth ache and other ills.
(via Medicine: Bad medicine : Nature : Nature Publishing Group)

A nineteenth-century amulet used to guard against tooth ache and other ills.
(via Medicine: Bad medicine : Nature : Nature Publishing Group)

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science medicine history teeth superstition

February 4, 2014


February 3, 2014


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alarecherchedeserenite: Travertine hot springs at Pamukkale in southwestern Turkey. That’s not ice and snow; it’s precipitated minerals

alarecherchedeserenite: Travertine hot springs at Pamukkale in southwestern Turkey. That’s not ice and snow; it’s precipitated minerals

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howtobeafuckinglady:

who else didn’t watch the superbowl this year cause beyoncé and them wasn’t there

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