Dr Foote’s Home Cyclopedia of Popular Medical, Social and Sexual Science was initially published in 1858…but is it still relevant today?
A recent tweet by LITFL friend and medical satirist extrordinaire ZDoggMD piqued my interest… @zdoggmd No wonder government docs couldn’t resuscitate E.T. in the movie; they shocked asystole and tried bretylium, for God’s sake. …and got me thinking. There have been some quite unusual, somewhat interesting and rather unconventional (some would say ridiculous) medical treatments [...]
I travelled across Australia last week by air from Perth in Western Australia to Cairns in the far north of Queensland.
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One of great joys of being an emergency doctor, (and also one of it’s sobering features) is that, on certain occasions, there will be unfortunate members of the public who present to hospital having done something ridiculously stupid. Many of these foolish acts are chronicled in the Darwin Awards.
It may be idealistic, but the UCEM firmly believes that in the future the management of emergency patients should be outsourced and entirely orchestrated from offshore. Hands-off-medicine, teleconferencing, the iPhone and video assisted robotic technology (VART) will assist in the management of critically ill patients within the waiting room.