The Best of PubMed #12

Bulls are faster than they look.
Smith M.
EMS Mag. 2010 Mar;39(3):22.
PMID: 20336962

It bothers sheep, too.
Fraser J.
Pract Midwife. 2009 Jul-Aug;12(7):50
PMID: 19653396

A midwife’s guide to birth fairies.
Wickham S.
Pract Midwife. 2008 Dec;11(11):42.
PMID: 19105566

Music and the small human being.
Lind J.
Acta Paediatr Scand. 1980 Mar;69(2):131-6
PMID: 7368920

Fight for your right to party.
Gulland A.
Nurs Times. 1998 Dec 30-1999 Jan 5;94(50):16-7.
PMID: 10036504

‘They know things I don’t know’.
Paxton A.
CAP Today. 2005 Feb;19(2):46.
PMID: 15787112

Fairy stories. Bleeping beauty.
Warner J.
Nurs Stand. 1993 Dec 15-1994 Jan 4;8(13-14):46-7.
PMID: 8312174

Pie-eyed and deskless.
Hinchliffe N.
Nurs Stand. 2000 Feb 23-29;14(23):22.
PMID: 11309972

Goddess lanced through the hart.
Sharp D.
Lancet. 1993 Aug 7;342(8867):320.
PMID: 8101581

Oral gratification out of control.
Horseman RE.
J Calif Dent Assoc. 2002 Oct;30(10):802, 801.
PMID: 12403484

Dude, where’s the ambulance?
Wingrove G, Reinert A.
EMS Mag. 2008 Jun;37(6):36.
PMID: 18810953

Was the chorus in tune?
Froggatt D.
Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 2006 Winter;69(1):53.
PMID: 16544465

Medical treatment that sucks.
Horseman RE.
J Calif Dent Assoc. 2001 Nov;29(11):794, 793.
PMID: 11806058

Free range chicken soup.
Durfee A.
Chest. 2001 Jun;119(6):1976.
PMID: 11399740

Dag nab it! Why didn’t I think of that?
Berry S.
JEMS. 2009 Dec;34(12):80.
PMID: 20004833

The discovery, elucidation, philosophical testing and formal proof of various exceptions to medical sayings and rules.
Kline GA.
CMAJ. 2004 Dec 7;171(12):1491-2.
PMID: 15583200

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