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2005-09-21 07:22:42

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Dr. Peter De Blieux struggled for four days to get desperate and impoverished patients safely out of flooded Charity Hospital in downtown New Orleans. Now he is fighting to get them back. Dr. Ben deBoisblanc watched in frustration as helicopter after helicopter swept away patients and even able-bodied staff from the for-profit hospital across the flooded street from Charity, while two of his own desperately ill...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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