Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 233 - Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, some medical trivia FFFF.
You are working as a locum doctor in the Northern Territory. Your patient is a 32 year-old Indonesian man who says he was stung while hauling in a net on an offshore fishing vessel.
It's Christmas, and you're called by a doctor who has recently arrived in Australia from the UK. He is in North Queensland looking after a 23 year-old female swimmer who doesn't look at all well...
John (Jack) Handyside Barnes (1922-1985) was an Australian medical practitioner and toxinologist. 1964 the first specimens of the small stinger Carukia barnesi (Irukandji)
RAGE Session 4: Getting the right side right, humans in the resus, Jack Barnes, Irukandji Syndrome, & Guy Martin's 'Words of Wisdom'