“The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.”

The unfortunate neck slicing of Richard Zednik in Buffalo this past weekend gave rise to a thought: why is the expression, “Go for the jugular”? Since the jugular is a vein, and draining blood from the brain back to the heart, while the carotid is transporting oxygen rich hema to the brain so we can keep thinking/working/daydreaming of Jeannie, wouldn’t the carotid be the most vulnerable attack point? Med students, help me out here.

Yes, I do think about these things. No, I don’t know why.

Also – everyone here at PiaR (me) is thrilled to hear of Zednik’s stable condition. I remember a very similar incident back the old Aud – the infamous Malarchuk incident. Yikes.

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2 responses to ““The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.”

  1. geez PiR… go for the carotid why don’t you

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