Searching my image library for adjunctive multimedia has brought back some great memories. Indeed wearing my retrospectacles affords wistful reminiscences of the persistent, whining and obtuse questions I asked (without research) of my mentors during training.
Researching tension pneumothorax reminded me of such a question….
Me: If we are not supposed to use a trocar when inserting a chest tube…then why put one in the chest drain kit? What possible purpose could it serve?
Mentor: “Are you now, or have you ever been…an idiot”
Mentor: Skewer trocaris and trocar plantare are two examples which spring to mind…
Mentor: …always remember ‘Quidquid latine dictum, altum videtur’