Sunday, June 8, 2014

Old Patients Telling Half the Truth

An interesting shift.  I had an 87 year old trauma patient in.  He had a sort of military bearing about him so I asked.  He said he did his time at various places in the Southern US.  True, but only half true.  His grandson told me that the old gent had lied about his age to join the 101st Airborne Division.  He parachuted into Normandy and fought at Bastogne.

Earlier in the day I had a 94 year old former policewoman in.  It seems she worked undercover when she was a young woman.  After hearing her tale I stuck out my hand because I simply had to shake the hand that had shaken the hand of Al Capone.

"He was a nice guy", she said.  I asked if she ever had a drink with him.

She claims that the answer is no.

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