Monday, July 26, 2004

Quick! Read this! 

Reader Doc P. calls my attention to Alex Taborrok wondering about a lawsuit by medical students who want more time to take their entrance exams because they have learning disabilities.
Do you remember the episode on ER where a patient was rushed into the hospital with severe head trauma and Doctor Green had to go to a quiet room to think about what to do? No, me neither.

...About the only saving grace in these stories is that the underlying assumption is usually wrong. Fact is, there just aren't that many slow geniuses. Speed and quality of thought are correlated.