August 15th, 2005

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Arriving at work this morning was curious: the smell of recent rain was in the air, and all the trees looked battered. Apparently, as my computer warned me repeatedly this morning, we had dangerous thunderstorms just about dawn, and there was hail in the precipitation. My, my.
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Finished an interesting book yesterday, called Alaska Cruise Handbook; it was sold on the ship, and it includes a number of interesting tidbits about the history (both natural, and human) of the Southeastern coastal region of Alaska, as well as the coast of British Columbia and Washington. A nice piece of work; I doubt if it is easily found outside of cruise ships, but probably worth the cost, if you are cruising in the area...
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Finished a couple of small books for my work today:

The Four-Minute Neurologic Exam, which helps review a bare minimum examination process to be used when assessing a patient for a non-neurologic process.

A Clinical Guide to Opioid Analgesia. These days, it is required by law that you have to keep a patient as pain-free as possible; any risks of addicting said patient is also the responsibility of the physician...can you say "between a rock and a hard place"? Anyway, all physicians in the state of California (at least) are now required to show that they have taken remedial courses in pain management; it also is a good idea to delve in it a bit more deeply, just to be on the safe side. Thus, this book...yawn.