Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Recently on GruntDoc I came across the following amusing story:
GLENDALE, Wis., July 23 (UPI) - Patients at a Milwaukee-area hospital say the last thing they want to see while facing surgery are vultures perched outside their windows.
This brought back memories of the hospital I worked in as a medical student in Camden, New Jersey. The residents' call rooms had a lovely view of the cemetery next door; on moonlit nights I used to wonder if the zombies would be coming for us. I also recall a memorable post-call breakfast there during which a funeral home's van pulled up and the staff loaded a sacked-up body into the back of the vehicle (the doctors' dining room looked out on the ambulance court). Ah, good times.