“I never cease to be amazed at the reproductive efficiency of this community.”
My attending was baffled. In the community here there has been an outbreak of a treatable disease, and we’ve been using the opportunity to test our response capabilities in case something truly terrible, like a lethal flu epidemic, comes around. So we’ve been trying to track the sick kids and their families. What provoked his response was the fact that quite a few of the families were unable to tell us where their children had spent the previous night. “They were at someone’s house” was such a common refrain, we were getting exasperated.
It is remarkable, but no matter how many kids you have, I would think you might keep track of them, right? This isn't just medical training breeding arrogance and maturity into me?