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Definitely (?) true medical stories! – Part III


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4. Save my child — source unknown (but we’ve heard this one before! Hmmm…)
A young woman brought her child into Children’s Hospital for a routine check-up. On the records, the nurse saw that the child’s first name was Urine (pronounced “Urin-ie”). Not wanting to be rude, but curious as to why this woman would give her child that name, the nurse asked her about it.

The woman explained, “Well, my baby was born premature and had to stay in the special nursery. She was real sick and they didn’t know if she would make it. I couldn’t decide what to name her, but the nurses said they would pray for her. One day I came in and the nurses had already named her. There was this paper on her incubator that said ‘Please save Urine,’ so I knew that the nurses had named my baby.”

These stories were curated by Jason Wolfe, a 30-something-year-old English doctor living in North London. His main interests, apart from medicine and surgery, include piano playing, computer programming and the Internet. He likes to keep fit, and in particular, he enjoys a vigorous game of squash. Learn more about Wolfe here.

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