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809* · St. Elizabeth's Trauma Wing
used here generically to mean a hole
This was the last name of the first Eagle Scout, Arthur Rose Eldred (1895-1951).
a brand name of whiskey
President's Physical Fitness Test
You can read about this program here.
Chock Full O'Nuts
a brand name of coffee
Physican Education, i.e., gym class
where the teams during a baseball game sit while not actually playing
Franklin W. Dixon
the pseudonym of the author of the Hardy Boys mysteries
a downward moving stock market
the month-long period before Christmas
the capital of Northern Ireland
multiplied by itself twice; taken to the third power
The line is "It must be 'se offendendo;' it cannot be else." The reference is to Ophelia, who killed herself. Notably, Act V, scene i of Hamlet is where Yorick is mentioned.
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Gately's Humorous ball and Scalpula socket
referring to the humerus (largest bone of the arm, between the shoulder and elbow) and the ball and socket joint of the shoulder, the blade of which is called the scapula
a bacterial infection of the blood
William Floyd Weld (born 1945) was governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997.
a region of France bordering the Rhine border with Germany
There is a potention for confusion in order here, because doxycycline hyclate can be given in preparations other than intravenous, which Gately is getting.
a brand name of childs' pajamas
Gately has had a catheter Foley catheter inserted.
the generic name for Tylenol
An opiate used as a painkiler, it is a Schedule III narcotic and habit-forming.
a brand name of potatoes -- Thrust probably means "iota"
French: doctors (physicians)
a current-carrying coil of wire
having the back end of one's car spinning
Thrust means "Cuervo," a brand of tequila.
Nightmare on Elm Street XXII: The Senescence
a joke concerning the horror films of Wes Craven; senescence is the process of growing old