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Monday, June 15, 2009

Station 2: Medical

At this station we got to experiment with instruments like stethoscopes and otoscopes. Who knew it was so hairy inside our ear canal? Dr. Rob refers to the deposits of wax as "potatoes". Now that's a medical term for ya. The potatoes are scooped out with a little tool that looks like a little dental pic. I didn't get my potatoes checked, but most of the kids did and they got to ahve a look, too. It was fascinating to hear all the different sounds our hearts make. Some fast, some slow, some with a deep resonance, and others a higher pitch. The specialized clamps were also very amazing...a whole different sort of tool box than we're used to.

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