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this and that bloodletting

Robert Smith rfsmith at interaccess.com
Mon Oct 10 13:41:16 BST 2005

Well we're still using leeches! 

-----Original Message-----
From: trauma-list-bounces at trauma.org [mailto:trauma-list-bounces at trauma.org]
On Behalf Of DocRickFry at aol.com
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 5:53 AM
To: trauma-list at trauma.org
Subject: Re: this and that - Cervical Paranoia

In a message dated 10/9/2005 11:49:13 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
felixalbers at terra.com.br writes:

in the  alert patient, without neuro deficit, a normal CT rules out
medullary  compression risk. This is based on logic, not on evidence (just
like your  statement). I guess this is the problem with those injuries. Try
to imagine  an injured cervical spine

Ahhh--the old "logic--who needs evidence?" approach--sorry but that went
out with the Dark Ages--or, at least, most of us thought so.  By this
reasoning w e would still be practicing bloodletting--which by the way was
perfectly logical to all physicians 200 years ago!  What you say above is
not true and cannot be supported ERF
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