Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Well Placed Medical "?!"

Doctors write lots of question marks in medical charts. We don't write "?!" enough. I had the opportunity recently, after an elderly woman with pneumonia in the ICU was found to unexpectedly have a parasite on her blood smear.

"Malaria?!" I wrote.

Sometimes it's exactly the right punctuation mark.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Good evening, Doctor. I link to your blog and enjoy reading it. I have created a video to try to get a message out about organ donation. You can find it at http://youtube.com/watch?v=Kl-Z27kfaOk
I was hoping you would help me in spreading this and getting message about organ donation numbers out there?! (hee hee) If this is inappropriate please delete this comment. Thank you!