WINNERS OF THE CODE BLUES CONTEST:
THE DEVIL’S IN the Details.
First place: Michael Angel
Second place: Anonymous
Third place: Cindie Geddes
Honourable Mention: Dr. Michael Moreton
Congratulations to the winners, who are all writers and wrote brilliant little stories instead of mentioning a simple medical detail! A plus. I will be in touch with your prizes.
Do you have funny/sad/horrific/otherwise memorable medical detail that you noticed, either as a patient or a health care practitioner, that you’d like to share?
I really enjoyed Code Blues. A bit surreal reading and picturing the areas of [our hospital] that had influenced things….I wished that the oven mitts as obstetric stirrups had made it in, but one can’t have everything, I suppose. Maybe that was only my exam room….
In mine, they were oven mitts. Mismatched oven mitts. With no light, so you had to use one of those sproingy desk lamps things to case into the mysterious cavern. When I started practice and had an actual light on my speculum, it was a true revelation when I could actually SEE the cervix.
I don’t remember any oven mitts in my exam room.
But I remember plenty of grotty details I’ve seen before and since! Would you like to share yours? Post your detail in the comments section below by midnight on October 31st, 2011, to win!
If you want to be anonymous, send it to olobooks [at] gmail [dot] com and I’ll strip your ID before I post it.
If you post on my personal website or Facebook, that’s fine, as long as you know that I will amalgamate all details on this page of the Olo Books website.
No purchase necessary.
Anyone aged 18 & over may enter to win.
Second & Third Prize: your detail will be included in one of my upcoming essays/stories. In other words, everlasting literary fame and fortune.
First Prize: not only will your detail will be included in one of my essays/stories, but you have the right to name a character after yourself or someone else (slander excluded). So, even more fame and fortune. And…a free e-copy of Code Blues! If you already had the good taste to buy Code Blues, you may substitute a free e-book of your choice from Olo Books.
Thanks for reading and good luck!