September 26, 2006, 9:38 am

…And Four to GO!


Two things I’ve noticed about these old ads from the ’40s and ’50s.

One, they are obsessed with multiple births. Twins, triplets and here: quaduruplets?

Three decades before IVF!

Second, the nurses all wear masks every time they are touching a kid.

These kids were probably five before they ever really saw a human face!

I don’t remember anyone wearing a mask, but I do know my formula used to be made with Carnation milk and Karo syrup.



Four is actually the magic number today!

It’s Tuesday morning and I’m sitting here at the computer with my coffee so it must be…

Time for Grand Rounds!!!!

This week our host is my favorite local blogger, Dr. Enoch Choi at Tech Medicine a blog in the family.

Join the party! No, really! The theme this week is a celebration of Grand Rounds’ second anniversary so it really is a party!

Emergiblog is there, under the group at every party “who passionately pump up pressing punditry”. Hot and bothered? Emergiblog?

Can’t imagine where that reputation came from!


Also appearing today is a carnival that is rapidly becoming one of my “go-to” sites for all things radiological: Radiology Grand Rounds-IV at Dr. Sethi’s Sumer’s Radiology Site.

A few more of these, and I may have to give up the title of “radiologically-impaired”!


And now, looking into the future: Emergiblog has the honor of hosting the next Pediatric Grand Rounds on October 8, 2006!

I am looking for any and all stories related to pediatric medicine, pediatric nursing or pediatric parenting (is there any other kind?). I’m already receiving submissions so join the sandbox and send in your contribution!

Please have all submissions in by October 7th at 5 pm (Pacific Time)! Send to: kmcallister911 at yahoo dot com.


While you are thinking of pediatric stories to submit, why not also send in your best nursing posts, stories, rants and raves to the next Change of Shift?

Edition number eight will be right here at Emergiblog on October 5th, so have your submissions in by October 4th at 5 pm (Pacific Time).

Submissions are coming in right now (literally, one just entered my email), so hop on the nursing cart and weigh in on the nursing profession through either Blog Carnival or directly to me at kmcallister911 at yahoo dot com.


Yep! I really am hosting two carnivals in one week!

Geeze, I love blogging.

To quote my favorite cheerleader movie: “Bring It On!”


  • enoch choi

    September 26, 2006 at 11:51 am

    thanks for the props, good luck on hosting 2! that’s nuts!

  • Sharon

    September 27, 2006 at 8:37 am

    Kim- Oh Dear! (my tongue firmly in my cheek….)the nurse is, indeed, wearing a mask… but her hands are BARE!! OMG!! What was she thinking???? Those poor babies were DOOOOOMED!

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