Where should I stick this?

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”

Me:

Mentor: Skewer trocaris and trocar plantare are two examples which spring to mind…

Me:

Mentor: …always remember ‘Quidquid latine dictum, altum videtur’

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Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and informatics. Asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | vocortex |

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