"We can outsmart those dolphins. Don't forget -- we invented computers, leg warmers, bendy straws, peel-and-eat shrimp, the glory hole, AND the pudding cup."
-- Homer Simpson

So meet me at the mission at midnight

This might have been a much more interesting story if it didn’t come down to some idiot not being able to read the directions on his prescription.

However, I’m very entertained with the article both leading and ending with the Star Trek reference, even though they clearly have to (and do) acknowledge that there’s actually no real connection, other than the green colour of the blood. Although I suppose I should be impressed that the journalist took the time to find out why Vulcan blood is green… :-)

2 Responses to “So meet me at the mission at midnight”

  1. Yeah, I saw that article & enjoyed the Start Trek references too!

  2. I think things are different in pediatrics – I can’t say it’s very often that prescriptions are incorrectly given (the most common “med error” is parents NOT even picking up the prescription).

    The description of Vulcans as “pointy eared” logic seekers was droll, however. Wish I got to see some of this cool, weird medicine more often (though on a related topic, patients with porphyria do occassionally present with some rather odd urine colours during acute episodes!)

    Yes, I AM a science geek.

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