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2007-05-22 15:00:48

By Steve Neavling, Detroit Free Press May 22--You're in a car crash, unconscious and bleeding profusely. Without your consent, you are injected with an experimental blood substitute being randomly tested on victims of car crashes, shootings and other trauma. That's exactly what happened to nine trauma patients -- one of whom died -- at two Detroit hospitals last year. Nine other patients randomly selected to receive the standard treatment -- saline solution and real blood -- survived....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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