Dr. Greyson Steel

Started by Flip at May 14, 2020 4:30 PM
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Flip

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1923 was the year Greyson Steel left the frigid Chicago area for the sunny climes of South Florida. He tried to get his mother to go, but she was set in Chicago and had no desire to move. So he bought her the house she lived in.

Greyson was a surgeon of prominence in the city and quite well to do as one would expect. Not only did he serve an exclusive clientele, but he also had become in high demand by the local underworld for all manner of surgical requests, other than gunshots. He became a trusted member of most inner circles because he was true to his personal motto, “Mum’s the word, goes both ways.”

Chicago’s loss would become South Florida’s gain, as word from the Windy City would announce the surgeon's prowess, as well as his integrity. He moved in February of ‘23, applied for and received hospital privileges at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Next on the list, aside from an apartment, which he found close by, was an office, a good-sized one, as he had been contacted already by the local syndicates, and he would require room for equipment the average office simply wouldn’t have.


Stormwolfe

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None of us are here...


Well hello, Doc!

Can definitely offer a link to Lucian who has chronic malaria (i.e. relapsing malaria). These occurrences are rare and only occasionally severe, but he does have to keep a prescription for quinine to treat it when it happens.

Here's a little quick and dirty research on recurring malaria...

Some forms of malaria can cause relapses. Specifically, Plasmodium vivax and P. ovale can form dormant stages that reside in the liver, which can then re-enter the blood, causing a relapse of malaria infection and a recurrence of symptoms. A simple blood test can confirm if a person is suffering from a malaria relapse or another illness. It is unlikely to be malaria if the patient does not present with a high fever in addition to chills, muscle, and joint aches and pain, etc.

Primaquine, which can kill the dormant liver forms of the malaria parasite, was not available in the 1920s. Most people that suffered from "chronic" malaria had to take courses of the available medications, mainly quinine.

Once he's hired on as the doctor, he and Alafair can meet up too. She's kept her nursing certificate alive and has pretty much served as ship's doc since the last one quit.


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Flip

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Talked me into it...nothing like a bit of incurable malaria.