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Re: Brin: (Ignoring Murphy's Law) kills

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  • Bruce Bostwick
    ... Translation of the latter link (machine translation, but more or less intelligible): http://tinyurl.com/2vxjxxn Yes, those are pretty hard to tell apart.
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 7, 2010
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      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):
      > http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caso_Stephane
      >
      > Here an image of the two vessels:
      > http://g1.globo.com/jornal-nacional/noticia/2010/12/mae-diz-que-auxiliar-de-
      > enfermagem-colocou-frasco-de-vaselina-em-sp.html
      >
      > Alberto Monteiro


      Translation of the latter link (machine translation, but more or less
      intelligible):

      http://tinyurl.com/2vxjxxn

      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


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