Message Number: YG7028 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-09-06 11:11:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Odor associated with

Public Relations wrote:

> We should perhaps catalog a scent / symptom list for giggles-- how
> unscientific!

I'm not so sure that it would be unscientific if there is an actual
cause for it. There is a story about an old doctor who took care of me
when I was a kid (60 yrs ago). A bunch of young doctors had a patient in
the hospital who was unconsious. They had sent blood to the lab and were
waiting for the results. One of them saw Dr. Peek walk by and called him
to give an opinion. He approached the patient, sniffed, and said, "Okay,
diabetes. What else do you want to know." He had caught the scent of
acetone which the body makes when blood sugar is out of control. Was it
unscientific? I don't think so because there was a good scientific basis
for his opinion.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if your Christmas tree has a deer stand in it.