Doctor prescribed 'elephant' insulin dose at Edinburgh hospital

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      Tim
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      This fills one with confidence:

      A medical tribunal has heard how a doctor prescribed “enough insulin for an elephant” to an elderly woman at an Edinburgh hospital.

      Dr Lucy Mahinda admitted writing an entry for a “lethal” dose of insulin, which was nearly 10 times the correct amount, at Western General Hospital.

      Source:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-26015788

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      Anonymous
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      Of course, the trouble with diabetic elephants is that they are all terrified of diabetic mice and their now mythic capacity for getting cured.

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      Tim
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      Ha ha ha! Yes! Relevant article: https://www.shootuporputup.co.uk/2011/11/i-wish-i-was-a-diabetic-mouse/ (I’ve just re-read the comments on that article. They’re brilliant and have absolutely nothing to do with the article’s contents!)

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