A fun, witty and sharp look on expressing yourself through tattoos and the celebrities famed for their body art.
A blind date goes wrong and turns an epic night of passion between two strangers meeting for the first time. A lonely night turns into a lovely escapade a farewell. Sometime later, they meet again by the tattoo and love turns into a passionate undertaking. Two strangers meet again with tattoo upon the lover's back.
Book 1 describes some fun times---and some difficult times. Dr. Wade tells us of his mainly lucky teen years. He also tells us about his mother's horrible iron deficiency (that many women suffer and unfortunately go undiagnosed) and how to diagnose it. In addition, he tells us how to decide if a medication, surgery, or merely observation is the best or the worst thing to do. He then talks about his wonderful father. Book 2 is about one of the main pursuits of Dr. Wade's professional career, which was his attempt to improve the care of patients by using a better method of diagnosis. In other words a method to make the correct diagnosis, accurately and quickly. The correct diagnosis is pivotal to excellent care---all else, the tests, the medications, any surgery, all depend on having a correct diagnosis. To accomplish that goal, Dr. Wade authored a book and then developed a computerized differential diagnosis program. The book is an extensive compendium of the causes for thousands of symptoms, signs, and test results. The computer diagnosis program, within seconds, gives the doctor a list of the more likely diagnoses for hundreds of symptoms, signs, and abnormal test results; and lists them in a decreasing order of probability. A knowledgeable doctor can in just a few seconds go down the list and decide what to do next. However, doctors would not use this program. Instead, they relied on their memory, a notoriously fallible approach to the huge number of diagnostic possibilities. Book 2 and subsequent books describe the frustrations, the obstacles, the illogic, the inconsistencies, the hostility, and the disbeliefs Dr. Wade encountered over the years while trying to convince doctors to use his program. Book 3 describes his college years, med school, the San Francisco University of California Internship at the San Francisco General Hospital, the Navy in San Diego and the Western Pacific, his lovely and brilliant wife, much more about medical care in the USA, and his medical practice. Book 4 describes Dr. Wade's opening his medical practice and the experiences during those years. It also continues with his experiences trying to get doctors to use his computer-assisted diagnosis program, his web site, his numerous promotions, and his suggestions on how to cut health care expense by billions of dollars, still deliver excellent care, and still cover everybody. Then his last chapter on how discouraged with the medical profession he has become, but that he still has hopes it will all change for the better---soon. Many of the vignettes sprinkled through the book are medically instructive---and many are merely fun for the author to recall. We hope the reader enjoys the book, and learns something from it. "Satus est initius mederi quam fini." (It is better to doctor at the beginning than at the end.) Erasmus
Explore the dark subculture of 1950s tattoos!In the early 1950s, when tattoos were the indelible mark of a lowlife, an erudite professor of English--a friend of Gertrude Stein, Thomas Mann, Andre Gide, and Thornton Wilder--abandoned his job to become a tattoo artist (and incidentally a researcher for Alfred Kinsey). Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos tells the story of his years working in a squalid arcade on Chicago's tough State Street. During that time he left his mark on a hundred thousand people, from youthful sailors who flaunted their tattoos as a rite of manhood to executives who had to hide their passion for well-ornamented flesh. Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos is anything but politically correct. The gritty, film-noir details of Skid Row life are rendered with unflinching honesty and furtive tenderness. His lascivious relish for the young sailors swaggering or staggering in for a new tattoo does not blind him to the sordidness of the world they inhabited. From studly nineteen-year-olds who traded blow jobs for tattoos to hard-bitten dykes who scared the sailors out of the shop, the clientele was seedy at best: sailors, con men, drunks, hustlers, and Hells Angels. These days, when tattoo art is sported by millionaires and the middle class as well as by gang members and punk rockers, the sheer squalor of Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos is a revelation. However much tattoo culture has changed, the advice and information is still sound:
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