second thoughts on Nkinis
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 26 18:56:30 UTC 2004
At 12:50 PM -0500 12/26/04, James A. Landau wrote:
>In a message dated > Sat, 25 Dec 2004 12:40:48 -0500, "Mark A. Mandel" <
>> mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU> kvetches:
>> an ADS-L member, who I will not cite by name, was I understand once
>> suffering chemotherapy for non-Hodgkins's lymphoma. Said member wrote:
>> >(who in fact coward 1/3 of the way out of his own 4th B cycle a
>> >couple of years ago)
>> Forsooth! Dr. non-Hodgkins will be ashamed of you!
>> If you are scolding our colleague for backing out of medical treatment that
>> (so far as I know) neither you nor I have had to endure, I have nothing to
>> say. If you are commenting on the use of "coward" as a past tense verb, I
>> second the motion.
>Neither of the above. I was merely suggesting that the existence of a
>disease called "non-Hodgkin['s] lymphoma" implies the existence of
>an eponymous Dr.
>non-Hodgkin who was a pioneer in the diagnosis and/or treatment of the
>Our colleague did not "back out of medical treatment." By his own statement,
>during his 4th B cycle he merely requested his doctor to reduce the
>chemotherapy to 2/3 of the usual dosage, else he would have said
>that he had "coward
>all the way out" of said treatment.
Actually, to be more accurate, I have it on good authority that the
doctors suggested cutting it back, given the damage the previous B
cycle had done to his blood counts, and he agreed.
Speaking of which, wonder what the first cite is for "the
operation/treatment was a success but the patient died".
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