Admittedly, you have your Port Arthur massacre, but that’s it. That quality of insanity seems to happen a couple times a decade for us freedom-to-do-anything-we-[flipping]-well-desire Americans. The Monash University killings would hardly escape beyond the local news in the United States.
Explore This IssueACEP News: Vol 31 – No 09 – September 2012
And, finally, God help us all if anybody in Oz would suggest, as in the U.S., that the reason that this massacre was so bad was that not enough people in the audience were packing concealed weapons with which they could shoot back.
On a lighter note, any Ozzies coming to the U.S. for the ACEP Scientific Assembly 2012? It’s in my home area of Denver, so drop me a line and maybe we can throw a few Rocky Mountain oysters (Google it) on the barbie for you.
Dr. Abbott works in a university teaching hospital in Denver, with occasional trips to practice in an Indian Health Service Hospital. He also likes to see medicine from the other side, which he achieves by crashing his bicycle on a regular basis.
The original blog post can be found at lifeinthefastlane.com/2012/07/american-er-doc-gone-walkabout-018. Reprinted with permission.