Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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Contra neckties

Physicians' neckties may be fomites.

Um, okay, sorry: fomites.

This probably isn't as big a deal as the conquest of puerperal sepsis, but every little bit helps. I wore long ties many years ago, on the the advice of a colleague who said that patients took what you said more seriously if you dressed nicely. But as the article points out, the damned thing gets into everything, it falls on top of the patient you are examining, into the wound you are trying to suture. Tie bars are dorky. You can tuck the tie into your shirt (which is what I generally did), but it's an annoyance, and if you forget to pull it out after you've finished whatever you're doing, you still look dorky, and the whole point of looking professional is lost.

One solution is the bow tie. Male pediatricians seem to like these. I wore bow ties at work for most of the 1990's. I eventually gave them up because of HVAC problems at my worksite. The temperature in the ER was always a little too warm, and bowties allow no ventilation. They're just plain hot to wear. With some exceptions. I finally gave up all ties for scrub tops about five years ago.

Neckties are evil, evil, EVIL, I tell you. Scrub tops all the way.


meaning: be lost, perplexed

迷路 == meiro == maze
迷い子 == mayoigo == lost/strayed child

The left/bottom radical is 'movement', the right/upper radical is 'rice' (米), acting phonetically to express 'uncertain'. 'Uncertain movement' indicates the state of being lost or perplexed. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Rice is moved and lost: how perplexing.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database
Gahoh kanji movie

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