In a previous life as a public librarian one of our reference sources sent out a special alert every Mon. morning with citations for information of condition covered in latest Marcus Welby.  It seems that people were calling public libraries concerned just as your patron.  The reference service used the alert as part of their sales pitch.

Paul Deane
Medical Librarian
Alexian Brothers Medical Center
Medical Library
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Elk Grove, IL 60007
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>>> "Foster, Jan" <[log in to unmask]> 12/4/2008 3:38 PM >>>
Years and years ago, when Marcus Welby MD was on TV (you younger
librarians won't remember that!) a woman often called our library the
day after Welby aired, fearing that she might have the previous night's
disease. But she must have read a bit, too, because my favorite was her
concern that she could have a bad case of "re-TEE-na of the eye" (retina
of the eye).

Jan Foster, Librarian
Carondelet Health

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