Heard on The Doctors: _peek-and-shriek_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 17 19:47:47 UTC 2012

"They [the other surgeons] performed what we [surgeons] call a
'peek-and-shriek' on my father."

"An exploratory surgery that reveals a condition much worse than expected"

(They were expecting only colitis and found a massive threadworm -
because they thread themselves into the lining of the intestines -

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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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