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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Famous assassinations: Who could doctors save today?

Surgeon revisits 8 assassinations:

Dr. Terry Housinger, a general surgeon at the Billings (Montana) Clinic, tackled the topic of famous assassinations at a meeting of the History of Medicine Club, offering his audience of medical students and doctors a chance to reflect on the evolution of trauma care. After describing the circumstances surrounding each famous assassination, Housinger offered his opinion on whether modern medicine could have saved those high-profile victims if the attack had occurred in Billings today.

Click over to read what Housinger gleaned from the historical record, and his prognosis for each famous patient.

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3 Comments:

Blogger azgoddess said...

now that was real interesting - which reminds me - if we are to go by history repeating itself - this new president will not live through their full term in office...

title="comment permalink">March 10, 2008 6:13 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

AZ - The 20 Year Curse will fall on the president elected in 2020.

Died Under the "Curse"

1840 ... William Henry Harrison
1860 ... Abraham Lincoln
1880 ... James A. Garfield
1900 ... William McKinley
1920 ... Warren G. Harding
1940 ... Franklin D. Roosevelt
1960 ... John F. Kennedy

title="comment permalink">March 10, 2008 6:19 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

I neglected to mention that Reagan may have broken it. His life was saved by ONE inch - that's how close Hinckley's bullet came to his heart. Bush had life insurance anyway. He calls it Dick Cheney. ;)

title="comment permalink">March 10, 2008 6:20 PM  

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