Dr. Mark Posted November 30, 2013 Share Posted November 30, 2013 Normally, doing the professional, ethically correct thing is just automatic with me. It's how things are done (or, at least, are SUPPOSED to be done) in medicine. I am an old-school doc...the oath meant something to me when I took it all those years ago. Today, doing the professional, ethically correct thing chafed my ass. Little thuglet comes in from the jail. He is, the nurses advise me, in the local paper for having beaten and robbed an elderly man of $20 (twenty freaking dollars!) and stealing his vehicle, taking it on a joyride, and totalling it out. Thuglet has gonorrhea and scabies (lice). I was so tempted to just give him a shot of saline solution with the biggest-ass needle i could find...like, a 14 gauge...and send his itchy, infected, infested ass back to jail. Sigh. I didn't. No matter how badly I wanted to. I treated him absolutely correctly. Take that, Hippocrates. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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