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|Sun, 03-30-2003 - 1:45pm|
First thing that happened was that a delegate behind me told his neighbor about how he had been up with poor Jason since 1:30 am, how he was covered in spots so much that he was basically one big pox and how in the morning Jason had pooed all over the floor which had upset him so much, because he had not done this in a year...you have guessed, chicken pox are raging through Cambridge and I am slowly wondering whether Europe gets worse strains than the US because I hear such bad stories with each epidemic that I encounter, whereas some people on this board still claim that CP is never that bad...
The opening remarks were by Dr. Graham, who is the person who found DAI (diffuse axonal injury) was associated with a accelaration/decceleration head injury (as in shaken baby syndrome) and he spends much of his time now rectifying the forensic pathologists idea that DAI ALWAYS is an indicator of violence - a number of other parameters needed to be excluded before you could conclude that the cause for DAI was a head injury or SBS...seems as this would be the guy who should look at baby Alan's medical files and brain tissue samples.
Lastly, Dr. Hall gave us an overview over the history of methylprednisolone in the treatment of spinal cord injury (some of you may remember that Dr. Baskin took credit for that in the Congressional hearings - he was indeed involved in the clinical trials, but by no means developed the treatment...).
Anyway, I had to think of you all. BTW, if you ever get a chance to visit Cambridge, by all means go and have a look at it. The old colleges are spectacular. Gonville and Caius College were the meeting took place was founded in the 14th century and the dining hall looked like straight out of Harry Potter. I was expecting an owl to fly in and drop my mail any minute. I looked around in the courtyards for Hugh Grant coming around a corner in a black flying academic cloak, but - heck - must have missed him ;0) My university (Bremen) was founded in 1969 and is all concrete and although I must say that I get I do get a warm and squishy alumni feeling whenever I reenter the shabby corridors of my alma mater, Cambridge is *different*.
Enough rumbled - come on and post everyone, the new format is not that bad - I discovered the following. Once you have logged in, click on "favorite boards" (just under the blue bar across the top) and it will show you how many new posts there have been since your last visit. It will also show you whether one of these is in response to one of your posts. Ivillage had this feature way back, two or three board changes ago and I had missed it...