On Dec 7, 2010, at 5:31 AM, Alberto Monteiro wrote:
> Three days ago, a brazilian teenager was killed in hospital, because
> instead of saline solution, the nurse gave her vaseline.
> The reason was that the idiots that produced those products made
> _identical_ vessels for them, with the difference being a minuscule
> identification label.
> Murphy's Law is exactly the way to prevent those stupid errors.
> Text (in Portuguese):
> Here an image of the two vessels:
> Alberto Monteiro
Translation of the latter link (machine translation, but more or less
Yes, those are pretty hard to tell apart. Doesn't mean it's not at
least doubly important to read the labels, but yes, that was probably
going to happen sooner or later ... :(
"The eyes are open, the mouth moves, but Mr Brain has long since
departed, hasn't he, Percy?" -- Edmund, Lord Blackadder