nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Friday, January 21, 2011

Surgery Entails Risk: Sixth Breast Implant Operation Proves It Once Again

The German TV star Cora Berger died in a coma after her sixth operation to increase her breast size.  The scapegoating has begun.

The authorities in Germany are investigating for negligent homicide, but barring some strange incompetence, my bet is that when people actively engage in risk-taking behavior, they are likely to encounter what makes that behavior risky in the first place.

You can see the details on the BBC News website (Jan 21).

[The BBC is my best source for scandalous screeds and ridiculous reporting.]

Apparently Ms Berger was attempting to increase her implant size from 34F to 34G.  This, in someone who weighed 106 pounds.

Despite all the body sculpting that goes on here and abroad, poor results and deaths do occur.  Surgery is something that ideally should be undertaken for demonstrated medical need.

What a tragedy, but you have to shake your head at the poor judgment.

Doc D

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