It is free to join up. What could make more sense: increase your chances of getting a transplant by offering your own parts when you don't need them anymore. I'm sure you need to tell your next of kin about this.
I was getting worried when I hadn't heard for what seemed like months
from my favorite cardiac turned plastic surgeon, Billings' own Dr Alan
Muskett. I know I've blogged about him in the past but I couldn't find
the entries, though I did find in back pages of the Gazette a number of
other good articles by Dr Muskett. Chalk it up to advancing age, mine,
By the way, one of the many ways you can measure your own decline is
to re-read a few of your past attempts at sensible blogging, which I
did while searching for blogs about the good Dr Muskett. Well OK, I
enjoyed a few of them, mostly those I had borrowed from others. I think
I actually improved the blogosphere a little by deleting some. I should
have been an editor.
Now then, in today's Gazette Dr Muskett
tells us lots of dark medical secrets, admitting that surgeons,
including himself, actually do the terrible things that our president
says we do. Such as taking out perfectly fine tonsils: well, that is
actually only done by the evil ENTs of course. He says it in a humorous
way, hoping that his readers will think he is being ironic as usual.
After capturing our attention with the light-hearted truth-telling
he then goes on to the meat of the matter, which is that the reason we
pay more than the rest of world for our medical care is that we are
sicker and it is our own fault. He proves his point by citing his own
recent need for a coronary stent. What a rhetorical stunt!
Muskett says that our politicians do not tell us the truth because it
is politically unacceptable: that we consume way too much health care,
that we are too fat and too lazy, that we expect something for nothing,
and that we expect to live forever.
What is the cure for these prosperity-related problems? Dr Obama and
his friends have their egalitarian answer. Read the article for
yourself. As always, Dr Muskett makes a lot of sense.