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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A little bed time reading...by me!

The singing doctor

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6 Comments:

  • You know this story touches me on a different level. It was great! Your putting the leaky valve into words is pretty dang accurate. Why can't this guy practice here in So Cal. I would be willing to trade my hot lady cardiologist for him. Thanks for sharing!!

    By Blogger Michael C, at 9:26 PM  

  • good article

    By Blogger Pamela, at 11:00 PM  

  • Yes, I agree with everything this Doctor says in the article. As a nurse, I use 95% of the time, I use the standing sphygmomanometer and my stethescope to take blood pressures and upon assessment, I use the stethescope bell to listen to the chest and auscultate the rhythm of the heart.
    It is amazing, everyone seems tohave theie own rhythm, like music, it is a wonderful thing to hear a healthy heart :)

    By Blogger Cazzie!!!, at 5:55 AM  

  • Pretty fascinating article.

    By Blogger Jay, at 10:47 AM  

  • At the end of your article you almost got to it. (another feel good piece--nice, but do some more stories about the drought and water conservation) The point of all that listening and feeling for the sounds a healthy body makes versus an unhealthy body boils down to this: That medicine, for all its fancy doodads and thingamabobs that drive the cost of healthcare through the atmosphere, is still barely progressed from leeches and bloodletting and young doctors don't even know how that works. How can they be trusted to know when some mechanical gizmo is spitting out the wrong diagnosis? Why should I have to pay extra to have this old Cuban guy listen to the meringue going on in my chest?

    Doctors are limited in what they can really do for you. Their use of radiation to detect unseen maladies has much improved from Marie Curie's day, but the concepts really haven't. Lasers and glues have made strides in healing of open slices and gashes, but only because it was financially impractical to have a cattle branding brazier in every operating room. We are still very much in the Flintstone era when it comes to the healing arts.

    This doctor is illustrative of why it's called a "practice" and why they are professionals engaged in the "medical arts". It is a perpetual work in progress. It will never be perfect because every human baby is a mutant who imperceptibly changes the evolution of the species.

    By Anonymous Big Daddy, at 11:00 AM  

  • Great article!!

    By Blogger Erica AP, at 12:44 PM  

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