A hospital or nursing home group taken somewhere in Waterford. We knew the gentleman on the right was Dr Vincent White, and the other two men were Dr Halley and Mr F. Murphy, but we didn't know which is which. And we had no information at all on the nurses...
However, delighted to report that phalley let us know that Dick Halley is standing on back left, and that sitting second from the right is Edna Barry, and that this photo was probably taken at the Waterford and City Infirmary. phalley was then good enough to come back to us to identify the nurse on the left as May Hedigan, who lived at Ballycarnane, Tramore; and that the nurse second from the left was Kitty Walsh from Slieverue, married to a Billy Walsh.
So now we're down to the nurse on the right. Everyone else has been identified...
Date: Tuesday, 5 March 1946
NLI Ref.: P_WP_4517
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vintage doctor's swag - craps dice advertise tylenol with codeine
Found this vintage pair of vintage craps dice while playing games new year's eve. It took a little while to piece together the orginal use of the dice as part of tylenol's marketing campaign with doctors to boost awareness/prescriptions of the codeine variety which was launched in 1963. Take our meds and come up a winner every time!
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A patient going to a doctor for his first visit was asked, And whom did you consult before coming to me? Only the village druggist, was the answer. And what sort of foolish advice did that numbskull give you? asked the doctor, his tone and manner denoting his contempt for the advice of the layman. Oh, replied his patient, with no malice aforethought, he told me to come and see you.
One of the fundamental reasons why so many doctors become cynical and disillusioned is precisely because, when the abstract idealism has worn thin, they are uncertain about the value of the actual lives of the patients they are treating. This is not because they are callous or personally inhuman: it is because they live in and accept a society which is incapable of knowing what a human life is worth.
A doctor, like anyone else who has to deal with human beings, each of them unique, cannot be a scientist; he is either, like the surgeon, a craftsman, or, like the physician and the psychologist, an artist. This means that in order to be a good doctor a man must also have a good character, that is to say, whatever weaknesses and foibles he may have, he must love his fellow human beings in the concrete and desire their good before his own.
Men who are occupied in the restoration of health to other men, by the joint exertion of skill and humanity, are above all the great of the earth. They even partake of divinity, since to preserve and renew is almost as noble as to create.
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