*  other things amanzi: tharrr she blows!!
the smell was unearthly. i may have gagged a bit. but something was missing.. "where is your umbilicus?" i asked. she looked ... the smell on your tongue, it's an amazing experience). ...
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*  other things amanzi: in the dead of night
the smell was also remarkable. we couldn't help asking why the patient hadn't sought help earlier, especially seeing that she ...
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*  other things amanzi: fettuchini
alcohol adds to the unpleasant smell too.. p.s. patient survived. she was pissed about that. ...
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*  other things amanzi: ruthless kindness
when i walked into casualties i could smell him. you can almost always smell the burns patients. i took a look. the one leg ...
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*  other things amanzi: the patient is gasping
... rigor mortis has set in and we accidentally found the body when someone noticed a strange smell emanating from his bed. ...
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*  other things amanzi
... almost hidden from view of the rest of the disaster trying to make sense of all the new sounds and smells and sensations, ...
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*  other things amanzi: culture shocking
Although one fails to believe that they have lost their sense of smell as well as suddenly paralysed from below that they ...
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*  other things amanzi: i smell drunk people
the blood didn't smell right. and then i realised that the smell i was missing was the smell of alcohol in the blood. how weird ... it is a smell that is resistant to being washed out.. it's difficult to explain but the smell left me with a longing for days ... walt, ah the smell of malena. it is such a strong smell i could even imagine it driving people to do crazy things to get away ... so it was a nice trip down memory lane this weekend to smell that smell again.. p.s the patient at the state hospital this ...
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*  other things amanzi: specialise??
in the first post in sid schwab's series on deconstructing an operation, he mentions a light hearted exchange in the scrub room between an orthopaedic surgeon and a general surgeon where the ortho refers to the general surgeon as a real surgeon. in many senses this is true, not to detract at all from the other surgical specialities. but at least in my neck of the woods, when your chips are down and your life hangs in the balance, it will be a general surgeon trying to save you (severe head trauma is the exception and in some places if there is a thoracic surgeon he may be there for chest trauma). being a general surgeon means less sleep than all the rest of our surgical colleagues, but also a certain level of respect, usually expressed in ...
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*  other things amanzi: tumble
i did a tumbler recently. it wasn't a particularly high velocity projectile. the bullet didn't even make it through the patient. the entrance wound was just below the rib edge to the left of the midline. i could feel the bullet under the skin just below the right arm (bullets that are palpable just below the skin usually mean deflected bullets, either before penetration, like a ricochet, or in the body by hitting bone). he also had a hemothorax on the right. he was sinking fast so we got him to theater without too much delay. the intercostal drain delivered a good liter and a half, but then dried up. laparotomy was the first order of business ...
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