Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Vindicated! My love of bad doctor dramas is ok!

And my mother says House is unrealistic. In this example from the BBC, a person who had swallowed a glycol poison was saved by the administration of non-medical alcohol, in this particular instance, vodka. (Anyone remember the episode where the prisoner drank Xerox toner?) Of course in House the alcohol was tequila (which seems to be all that the main character drinks in the way of intoxicating beverages) the BBC report also notes that the patient did not even have a hangover by the time he woke up. Lucky SOB. I just wonder where they got the Smirnoff.

2 Comments:

Blogger Dean W. Armstrong said...

Ethanol is also decent at fixing methanol poisoning and helping with the bends. I (and virtually all the other scuba divers in the world) use the latter excuse to drink after every dive.

October 11, 2007 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Nora said...

man, I should obviously take up scuba diving!

October 12, 2007 at 11:38 AM  

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