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Re: [pct-l] suture kits

In a message dated 8/27/99 1:00:25 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
laurelm@evs-eco.com writes:

<< I'm also looking for some prescriptions for antibiotics (after I've 
stitched a huge gash) and emergency pain meds if I need to hike out with a 
broken arm or something.  What has been everyone's experience in obtaining 
these things? I can imagine the doctor laughing at me when I ask for a 
prescription for Demerol or the similar...  >>

Perhaps if you leave the specific choice of medication up to your doctor, he 
(or she) would be more likely to cooperate. 

Before I left for my JMT hike in '96, I developed a persistent cough. I was 
concerned that it might get worse while I was out there for 3 weeks. I 
explained the problem to my doctor who wrote a prescription to be taken "only 
if needed." I didn't need them so I brought them all home and tossed them.

Charlie Jones
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