Friday, November 8, 2013

I'm going to try and not get sick

We really haven't had time to do much investigation of doctors and hospitals here in our part of Peru.  So far, the few medical problems have been dealt with OK.  However, I saw a sign on an adobe wall today that advertised, "Hospital Carrión!"  This was not reassuring.
I got looking around, and it was true!
Putting the words "Hospital" and "Carrion" on the same sign did not bring up good mental images. 
Doing a little research, however, I learned that Daniel Alcides Carrión was a real person, and in fact is considered the father of modern Peruvian medicine, having done pioneering work in vaccines in the 1800´s.  
We hope there are no big, ugly birds waiting around your hospitals either.
Dave & Paula

1 comment:

Patti said...

Those birds are ginormous! Eek.