Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Old Time Medicine #3 - You KNOW it works! (The Most Famous Cocaine Wine!)

Mariani wine

Mariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of its time. Pope Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him all the time. He awarded Angelo Mariani (the producer) with a Vatican gold medal.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Old Time Medicine #2 - You KNOW it works! (Coca Wine)

Coca Wine

Metcalf Coca Wine was one of a huge variety of wines with cocaine on the market. Everybody used to say that it would make you happy and it would also work as a medicinal treatment.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Old Time Medicine #1 - You KNOW it works! (Heroin. Completely Non-Addictive)

Bayer's Heroin

A bottle of Bayer's heroin. Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine. It was also used to treat children with strong cough.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Full Consent for Care...

Found on Consent Care . com

Came across this website the other day, thought it was fantastic. If only this was available before. It makes surgeon's lives so much easier - and medical liability less of an issue. By the way... I see it was developed by a bunch of surgeons in Cape Town.

Long live the UCT clan!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Father at 13... No 14.

What the hell is the world coming to?

By LUCY HAGAN Published: 13 Feb 2009

BOY dad Alfie Patten yesterday admitted he does not know how much nappies cost - but said: "I think it's a lot."

Baby-faced Alfie, who is 13 but looks more like eight, became a father four days ago when his girlfriend Chantelle Steadman gave birth to 7lb 3oz Maisie Roxanne.

He told how he and Chantelle, 15, decided against an abortion after discovering she was pregnant.

This story from the SUN UK took another twist when it was discovered that another 14 year old was actually the Dad.

What is going on in the UK? We've previously blogged on a boy. And yes, I refuse to call him a man, who already had 3 kids at the age of 21. Now... to read about this 13 year old (nay, 14 - love triangle) who is happy to be a father to a child just blows my mind. It's not the "he's trying to be responsible argument". It's the fact that he was actually having SEX. UNPROTECTED SEX. At that age.

Are parents not teaching their kids the right things?

Are schools not teaching sex education? Whatever happened to the frikkin' condom on a banana gig?

Now I hear that it gets even more socially disgraceful. It's not even his. How many boys was the little whore sleeping with?

I hope to God South Africa doesn't aspire to be like England.

End rant.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Alzheimer's. Thought for the Day.

Thought for the day: There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer’s research.

This means that by 2040, there will be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.