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Summer trauma

McSwain, Norman E Jr. nmcswai at tulane.edu
Wed Jun 25 18:02:44 BST 2008

Falls from balconies.  That is "failure to fly syndrome" .Very common at Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Norman McSwain MD
Professor, Tulane School of Medicine
Trauma Director, Charity Hospital Trauma Center
norman.mcswain at tulane.edu
504 988 5111

-----Original Message-----
From: trauma-list-bounces at trauma.org [mailto:trauma-list-bounces at trauma.org] On Behalf Of Tabi Alonso
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 11:56 AM
To: trauma-list at trauma.org
Subject: Re: Summer trauma

El 25/06/2008, a las 11:19 a.m., trauma-list-request at trauma.org  

> summer trauma

Summer Trauma more or less describes what we do year round over here!  
Alcohol, tourists, no-body-knows-me-i-can-do-anything, sun, beach,  
party until all hours. All this makes an interesting combination, some  
falls from balconies, specially around spring break (would that count  
as summer trauma?) intoxications,(not quite trauma but interesting  
nevertheless) diving decompressions, crocodile bites, skiing and  
parachuting accidents, boat injuries, ah! do not foget motorcycles/ 
mopeds, specially if you are yong and showing off!
I think that about covers it... not all though  ;)

Tabi Alonso
Community Instructor
Red Cross
Cancun, Mexico

PS; if the presetnation can be seenn I would love to!
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