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To: Stultis
Are you suggesing that modern science/medicine knows all there will ever be known about the appendix?

Uh, No. (Duh!)

My thoughts exactly, so when someone says "the appendix is useless!" (which isn't even true according to the latest information) I see that as a result of temporary ignorance, rather than truth.

I recall when I was young, doctors would yank your tonsils out if got a cough.

Why was that?

Now, I can't recall the last time I heard of someone having their tonsils removed.

Why is that?

418 posted on 01/31/2006 5:37:41 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: GLDNGUN
I recall when I was young, doctors would yank your tonsils out if got a cough.
Why was that?

The cost of a full-up strep culture vs. surgery made tonsillectomies an equal-equal proposition in the 50s and early 60s.

Now, I can't recall the last time I heard of someone having their tonsils removed.
Why is that?

The cost of a throat culture has dropped to a small fraction of what it was, and with soaring malpractice insurance costs, surgery is horribly expensive.
Even so, a tonsillectomy is the most common childhood operation done today.

442 posted on 01/31/2006 6:29:42 PM PST by dread78645 (Intelligent Design. It causes people to misspeak)
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