Jan. 25th, 2007

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1. Grab the nearest book
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

Okay, the closest book (here at work) was the dictionary, but, there really aren't sentences in it. (Weird, but true! Lots of phrases and fragments, though.)

The next closest book rendered this:

In actuality, the diagnosis of postepileptic coma or concussion depends on observation of the precipitating event or indirect evidence thereof; usually the diagnosis is not too long obscure, for another fit may occur and recovery of consciousness, once the siezures cease, is usually prompt. The final determination of the exact toxic or metabolic disorder requires the synthesis of a variety of clinical and laboratory data, which will be described in other parts of the book.

With respect to the comas of group II, the signs of meningeal irritation (head retraction, stiffness of neck or forward bending, Kernig and Brudzinski leg flexion signs) can usually be elicited in both bacterial meningitis and subarachnoid hemorrage.

Brought to you by the Seventh Edition of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine.

Lovely, huh? I think at home the choices (downstairs) would be Amano's Coffin art book, or It's a Magical World by Bill Watterson (it's a Calvin and Hobbes book). Or I have the first Godchild manga by the computer upstairs (since I'm sure my thesarus to the left of my keyboard would have the same no sentences problem the dictionary has.



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