Monday, December 22, 2014

Playing Doctor and Nurse

This is a child's play set that would not fly today in the prevalence of PC attitudes.  I find it a great item and believe it or not, I had a similar set to play doctor with in the 70's when I was growing up.  My mother was a nurse and of course she encouraged anything to do with medicine.  This set was a bit different however in that it actually contained candy pills... ugh those have definitely become as dead as the Dodo because little miss or jr might actually take a real pill by accident... kind of like how candy cigarettes have disappeared from shelves since it encourages smoking (and big tobacco said they weren't targeting kids).  At any rate this wonderful cart includes "everything needed to pull the patient through until lunchtime"... well except for the ekg.  And little Billy isn't left out since he has the Jr Doctor Case at his disposal.

Yes the little man can play doctor with items such as a stethoscope, thermometer, more candy pills (oh horror) and even a pulsometer... wait, a what?  That's actually an archaic name for a blood pressure cuff, one of the old ones you had to pump up before we became stupidized with the lure of electronic automatic blood pressure cuffs.  I'm sure it's still taught in medical school how to use those old cuffs but I wonder how many people know how.  Of course I do, my mother taught me well what she could about medicine and triage.


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