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Please Please Please Medical Book

Postby RAMCSEARCH » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:09 pm

Hi all. My first posting here. I expect That Sir Terry gets all sorts of requests and ideas thrown his way. So here is another for consideration that I've been meaning to request for a long time.

Please could you consider a Discworld book about the general topic of a health service. I'm sure you could come up with plenty of better ideas but here are a few from one who actually works in the madhouse that is the NHS

There would just have to be a Vampire in charge of the blood transfusion service.

CMOT Dibbler could be the centre of a food poisoning epidemic.

Igors from "abroad" would have to be drafted in to undercut (joke) the local surgeons. The accident unit would be having nightwatchmen in at alarmingly regular intervals after differences of opinion with the locals.

Golems would need to be regrouted perhaps.
Dwarves would be angry about under representation on the health board

The witches would inevitably run the midwifery service.

It could also provide some publicity for Altzheimers if one of the Wizards became even more forgetful/disorganised.

And my favourite character could be very busy indeed.

Indeed if there are enough further contributions to this thread and they were all stored at the Unseen University the book would probably write itself :wink:

Thanks for your time.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:27 pm

Welcome to the site!

I think that's a great idea. I'm pretty sure there's a mention in one of the books about some Igors working (or setting up) a free hospital. :D
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welcome to the site ramcsearch :)
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Postby poohbcarrot » Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:02 pm


Count Vampyre in charge of the blood bank

Mr Tulip in charge of drug dispensation

Otto Chriek in carge of X-rays
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Postby bogieman » Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:38 pm

Reg Shooe in charge of the mortuary

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Postby RAMCSEARCH » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:02 pm

You catch on quickly, thanks for the enthusiasm.

The management would just have to be the undead :D
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Postby robrffr » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:18 pm

Just don't let CMOT Dibbler handle the trust funds!!! Mind you, no worse than who we have in control in real life!!! :lol:
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Postby Jinx » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:13 am

Mr Slant of course would have a cushy job.

CMOT Dibbler will ensure there is plenty of custom. Sausage innabun may even be classed as an ailment in its own right.

I wonder if Granny would approve... lol
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Postby Jarmara » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:03 pm

The Lady Sybil Free Hospital, led I believe by Dr Lawn was fully up and running in Going Postal.

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Postby Vena Ravenhaired » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:08 am

What a brilliant idea! the DHS! :lol:

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Postby Kirstie » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:18 pm

as some one who for some strange reasons is a student witch in an NHS hospital :? i would love to see a hospital book
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:55 pm

I dread to think of the equivalent of the National Blood Transfusion Service. :shock:
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Postby Sirandilas » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:56 pm

The X-Ray machine would have to be essentially the same as a camera but containing an Imp with really REALLY good eyesight

And Scumble as an Anesthetic (or you could use a pair of Nobbys socks in an emergency)
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