The Australian health system

Discussion in 'Barracks' started by Antipodean Andy, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    HYPERLINK ""Map: Mackay 4740

    Mackay Base Hospital has successfully used alcoholic beverages to treat a 24-year-old Italian tourist who ingested litres of a poison commonly found in anti-freeze.

    After running out of pharmaceutical-grade alcohol used to help stop the poison turning toxic in the stomach, staff of the north Queensland hospital had to give the man rounds of rum, scotch and vodka.

    Dr Todd Fraser says while unconventional, the patient was given three standard drinks every hour for three days.

    "Fortunately for him he was in a medically induced coma for a good portion of that," he said.

    "By the time he woke up I think his hangover would have well and truly gone."
  2. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    216 standard drinks of spirits in three days! Beat the toxicity in the stomach but what about the liver?
    The man would have been a "still" by day three.:headhurt:
  3. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Q1 - why did he drink the anti-freeze?
    Q2 - if I get stopped for being drunk in public can I get away with it if I say that it was medically induced? :busted_blue:
  4. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    A1 - He's Italian so...they drink anything don't they?! :peep:
    A2 - depends on if you say "ociffer" or not!
  5. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    The canadian snooker star, Bill wobbeneck, successfully claimed a medical condition which meant that he had to drink 18 pints of lager a day!
  6. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    I feel sick.

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