December 27, 2004 |
It's a daily occurrence in the radiology department at Georgetown University Hospital, says Susan Ascher, director of abdominal imaging: An obese patient with belly pain on the lower right side is sent for an ultrasound. The emergency room doctor and radiologist suspect appendicitis, a diagnosis the scan could confirm. But when the radiologist moves the transducer around on the patient's abdomen, all that's visible, in Ascher's words, is "a snowstorm."
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August 21, 1987 |
Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.) was released Thursday from Georgetown University Hospital, where he received an artificial hip last week.
September 11, 1987
Former Clemson football Coach Frank Howard, 78, underwent back surgery, and officials at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta said there were no complications.
April 14, 1995 |
Diabetic and disabled, 51-year-old Willie King seems an unlikely figurehead for a national uprising over patients' rights. Two months ago, the retired heavy-equipment operator checked into University Community Hospital here to have his diseased right leg amputated. A doctor cut off his left leg instead. "When I came to and discovered I lost my good one, it was a shock, a real shock," King said in a press conference three weeks after the Feb. 20 operation.
March 8, 1985 |
Robert W. Woodruff, a reclusive Georgian who rescued the Coca-Cola Co. from threatened bankruptcy in the 1920s and built it into one of the world's great business empires, died Thursday. He was 95. Woodruff, who had been in failing health since suffering two strokes in 1972, died after a 10-day stay at Emory University Hospital. He was credited with being the person most responsible for Coca-Cola becoming perhaps the world's best known American product.
December 20, 1988 |
Max Robinson, the nation's first black network television news anchor, died today at age 49 of complications from AIDS, a Howard University Hospital spokeswoman said. It had been three years since Robinson worked regularly in television. He earned his spot in broadcasting history in 1978 when he began co-anchoring the ABC Evening News from Chicago with Peter Jennings in New York and Frank Reynolds in Washington.
August 6, 1986 |
Brian Lee Tribble, home again after a one-night stint in the county jail, sat on the front porch with his family one day last week, playing with a streaky-black pit bull, a breed of dog often raised to fight and to maim other dogs.
October 3, 1993 |
Sen. David Pryor (D-Ark.) was released Friday from Georgetown University Hospital where he had been treated for a bronchial infection. Pryor, 59, had entered the hospital on Tuesday.