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[work]Things I do not need to see at work - Hawk's Eyrie
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[work]Things I do not need to see at work
List of things I do not need to see at work:

A) Full color pictures of nasty dermatologic face wounds in color. Nasty.

Things I'm sure people don't want to do:

A) Have such a fascinating case study for nasty dermatologic face wounds that their doctor wants to take pictures and write a study using them.

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slothman From: slothman Date: March 18th, 2009 12:14 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Yep. When I was a tot, I had an interesting condition called toxic epidermal necrolysis, which is kind of like a full-body sunburn that doesn’t go away. My parents took me to several doctors. The first ones were completely stumped. The last one was thrilled: “That’s incredibly rare! Can I take some photos for a medical textbook I’m writing? Oh, and just give him some penicillin, it’ll clear right up.”

So that’s how I used up my Warholian 15 minutes of fame.

From: mikeda Date: March 18th, 2009 11:27 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
So did you ever see how the photo looked in the textbook?
slothman From: slothman Date: March 18th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Nope. My parents don’t have a sufficiently perverse sense of humor to collect that sort of thing, and it was 35+ years ago...
merhawk From: merhawk Date: March 18th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Do you know the name of the doctor, the book, or both?
slothman From: slothman Date: March 18th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Nope. My mom never mentioned it when she told me the story, anyway...
merhawk From: merhawk Date: March 18th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
I bet if she remembered the dr and the year, I could find it...
slothman From: slothman Date: March 18th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
She writes:
It was Claremont, CA and you were 11 months old, so it was about December/January of 1971/2.
I can scarcely recall if it was a man or woman ... a city directory of the time would pull up pediatricians.
The office would have been on (or just off of) the main road running north of Claremont and parallel to the mountains, that's old Route 66.
May have also had an office in Pomona?

It was such a traumatic event and you were in such pain, with third-degree burns running out of your skin folds. Had to keep you in diapers and blankets because putting on clothes hurt you.

I'm getting a name like Harrelson but that may be my antic memory confusing H's with Lesli's old partner.

Good luck with the trolling! Let me know if they find anything.

So it looks like a fair bit of detective work there.
culfinriel From: culfinriel Date: March 18th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Yeah, dermatology = ew.
From: puppybrother Date: March 19th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
At my work, we'd occasionally get people sending in pictures for appeals of us denying them their (medication). Both dermatology and rheumatology issues. Ew.

One particularly bad one, the manager looked at me and asked if they hated us or what*?

* - "Us" the contractor that administrated the program by manufacturer criteria? Probably not. Client? Quite possibly.
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