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About burndoc

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    sailing, drinking, cigars, travel, Jack Daniel's

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  1. burndoc

    There's Got To be A Word For It....

    Not a word, but I think it is "getting the life sucked out of you."
  2. burndoc

    New Meaning for "Cat Burglar"

    Repo man?
  3. burndoc

    How Did You Pick Your Profession?

    Thank you for the kind words Fortunately we haven't tubbed people in 30 years. Showing your age. We put them asleep in the OR to Debride the skin. A little more humane
  4. burndoc

    How Did You Pick Your Profession?

    First grade. Quarterback second grade lawyer like my dad third grade. Doctor like maternal grand father Stuck with it. I thought all doctors operated on their patients. Grew up on M*A*S*H. Stayed focused. Likes hearts and plastics. Did a rotation beginning of my second year at the burn unit. Director became a mentor, very important. Asked me to join him. Still enjoy the challenge over 20 years later. People always ask how I can do that field but it is very rewarding. Just sent a guy home whose injury had a very high mortality. On to the next.
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    Always had more problems with Aetna (useless healthcare) and United healthcare. Don't know if they are big on your coast. More trouble getting referrals and approvals
  6. burndoc

    Burt Reynolds DTS

    Bummer. Loved his movies as a teenager.
  7. Did you read about Fritz Haber. Nobel prize 1918 for mining nitrogen from air. Haber's rule C x t = k. Low concentration over a long period as lethal as high concentration over a short period. Invented a chlorine gas in 1915. 9 days after first use wife committed suicide. Was protected as a Jewish war hero but left in the 30s for England. Invented a cyanide gas for an insecticide for grains while still in Germany, Zyklon A. Later it was made into more lethal zyklon B
  8. yes, blindness, Lung destruction. Exfoliates the skin, but only second degree burns as the dermis stays intact, interestingly the blister fluid does not contain the mustard. It can also knock out the bone marrow production of blood cells. Dos Passos wrote interesting passages in his books after WW 1 describing it in the patients in his ambulances and the horses on the side of the road.
  9. Fortunately didn't explode. Only had the liquid spill on them.
  10. Had a clam boat dredge up a mustard gas shell a couple of years ago and exfoliated his arm. Also about 10 years ago had a guy with injury from Delaware after he disassembled a 75 mm artillary shell dropped with clam shells on a driveway. Amazing what is out there remember another boat pulled one up near Boston.
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    Guy retires to be a Sheppard. Gets lonely and decides to have sex with one of the flock. Unfortunately he is caught and arrested by a constable. He doesn't know what to do. His cell mate says he knows two lawyers, a real expensive one who is a great trial lawyer or a cheaper one who can pick a jury but not as good. He has no money so goes with the cheaper one. Day of trial he is on the stand and his lawyer says, "So caught having sex with a sheep?" Yes he answers getting nervous. "When you were done the sheep turned and licked your Balls didn't she?" Now he was really starting to sweat thinking he made the wrong choice. Suddenly he heard one juror say to the one next to him, "A good sheep will do that."
  12. And that's why we are sailors
  13. burndoc

    Pit Bulls Behaving Bad Again: Biggly Part III

    how many were pet sharks?
  14. burndoc

    What's your boat beer?

    Just got to Ann Arbor to drop son off for sophomore year. Saw in the drug store. Drinking one now. Very nice
  15. burndoc

    VICTIM or Darwin FAIL

    sounds like what the power boaters said in the Annapolis thread