Not to make too fine a point
IN the good old days, we used a hat pin with a red tip for neurological examinations – the red end for visual fields, the sharp end for pinprick sensation, and the whole thing in case your hat ribbon fell off on race day.
Brainwave: the packaging from medical needles
can be used for neurological examinations.
Since the invention of hep B, C and the other sequential letters, one must think laterally when it comes to pinpricks.
If you haven’t yet bought a pack of wooden toothpicks, Dr Andrew Montanari of Tamworth, NSW, finds that medical needles are too sharp, so he uses the edge of the needle packaging instead.
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