Pluggers by Rick McKee for December 01, 2021

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    allen@home  7 months ago

    Yea back in the day when you called the doctor. And a human would answer the phone.

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  7 months ago

    Not easy with a pandemic going on; you could get a misdiagnosis chicken pox for measles.

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    juicebruce  7 months ago

    Moms always get it done ! Different times just bring out different ways :-)

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    chris1962cy Premium Member 7 months ago

    Don’t forget house calls.

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    chmsam  7 months ago

    Or… They could have just gotten the child their vaccinations and not had to worry about that.

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    zerotvus  7 months ago

    it means NO school and Coca-cola………

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    Bocephus   7 months ago

    At that time a Plugger knew what red splotches and fever meant. And Stop Scratching.

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    david_42  7 months ago

    I suspect many Pluggers wouldn’t be around if there had been HMOs back then.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 7 months ago

    Not much different today. Except it’s a Zoom meeting and the patients get to see any dogs or cats that want to be in the picture.

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    ctolson  7 months ago

    And the call was usually to mom.

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    Nuke Road Warrior  7 months ago

    Today: The nurse tells you, "Give him two children’s aspirin and I’ll make an appointment for two weeks from today.

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    Izzyrider  7 months ago

    Many times that first call was to mom.

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    mistercatworks  7 months ago

    That actually is considered a telehealth visit. Putting a computer in the loop doesn’t particular help the diagnosis. Even video doesn’t usually have the resolution to be helpful. Telehealth visits are not terribly useful except for elementary triage. In this case, you have to explain the difference between measles and poison oak.

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    Ray Helvy Premium Member 7 months ago

    Two kinds of measles (German and 3-day) and smallpox. Smallpox had a 30% mortality rate, so quarantine was taken pretty seriously. I had both kinds of measles and was vaccinated for smallpox.

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    eddi_tbh  7 months ago

    Back then with me on the right, that meant the measles vaccine hadn’t been invented yet.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  7 months ago

    Well, if he had been vaccinated…

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    DaBump Premium Member 7 months ago

    And the call was made to the little angel’s grandmother.

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    wiatr Premium Member 7 months ago

    I did that three times – two varieties of measles and chickenpox. Never fun.

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