Monday, January 14, 2008
...any medical procedure whose purpose is to prevent, rather than treat or cure, disease.
Today, we visited my old friend Dr. Tony Brown ( www.doctortonybrown.com ) for a little prophylactic treatment.
No, not that that type!
It is generally recommended that if you're going to be working on a rehab that you get a tetanus shot. It's almost assured that there's going to be a rusty nail injury somewhere along the way. If this were to happen on a weekend, then we might be dealing with an ER tetanus shot.
Why worry about that? For the price of a couple bottles of wine, we can update our tetanus protection and deal with most minor injuries in our own time or simply on our own.
This was a tip I got from the Newell Brother's book on rehabbing brick buildings. I'd say it's a pretty good one.
Besides, we don't want to end up like John Roebling, do we?