YOU MAY have read a week or so ago in this ever-vigilant paper of ours a news item headed Medicine in space.
"What's this," I cried "castor oil in the sky? Appendices removed while you float?" One should try not to be too cleverdick, because that's more or less what it was all about.
St Mary's Catholic Hospital in Milwaukee announced it
would be the first private hospital to soar into space. It will have medically related laser experiments aboard the shuttle discovery in October. Next step, I suppose, Emergency Ward 10.
The only question I have for potential patients up there is this. Having got so near is it worth being cured to come back?