Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Why would a medical student be drawn to read an obscure text on treating blast injuries rather than his set texts?
I read the following today in The Australian newspaper while on my lunch break:
"He might have been an intern but he knew more than a little about blast injuries thanks to an obscure World War I medical text he devoured while avoiding study. It saved lives from the moment he walked on to the ward at about 1am. He divided the number of patients up by an hour so he could see everybody within that time because people would deteriorate quickly." Read the whole story here while it is available. The reporter doesn't ask the question, but we might well ponder it.
The "want" in the quote from Flavel is archaic for lack; i.e. "shall never lack a Providence to watch" (for my younger readers!).