Where bad choices make good stories
When I was an ER doc, we had a "700 club" but it had a rather "exclusive" membership. Never heard of anyone this high!
A true professional drunk.
Almost 45 years in healthcare....most of it in ER. Offhand I can't remember anyone higher than a .77 BAC.
0.5 can be fatal, so...
Highest I ever had 1st hand knowledge of was .55. The attending ER doctor wanted to know if "they've taken the body downstairs." ... to the morgue. The officer who brought the lady in told the doc. "She's over at the phone talking to her husband."And why isn't this a Florida Man story?!?
That's a good question.
In the lab I've run hundreds, if not thousands of ETOH levels. For a kid, 0.35 can be fatal. For most of us mere mortals, a 0.55 is fatal. To get any higher takes years of practice. Like the woman on the phone, I've seen 0.55's who walk and talk just fine. As for 0.77, I would first question the calibration of the instrument. It's possible, but that is WAY out there.
Well done, sir. Well done. *cues up "One Shining Moment"*
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