The boy’s face, when he is asked to inhale, says it all.
A young boy in Argentina inadvertently swallowed a piece of a pet toy that is used to make a honking noise. As a result, the boy made distinct honking noises every time he took a breath. He sounded like a walking party horn. Dr. Santiago Gomez Zuviría posted a video of the boy breathing as he examined the patient to discover what was happening. After every breath, the boy had a look on his face that was equal parts unamused and embarrassed.
“It was a tragi-comic situation, to be honest,” Gomez Zuviría told HuffPost Canada. “I’ve never seen or heard about a case like this in my life.”
Dr. Gomez Zuviría posted photos and videos of the visit to Facebook with a warning to all parents.
Sucedió en Tucumán. Moraleja: cuidado con lo que juegan los niños. (?)
Google has become well known for it’s regularly tributed to some of the most famed people in history. Unsurprisingly, Latinos make up a massive bundle of Google’s over 900 doodles.
And today, Google is honoring an Argentine doctor who contributed one of the most commonly used medical procedures to the world – saving millions of lives in the process.
The legacy of Argentine surgeon Rene Favaloro is being remembered by a Google Doodle today on what would have been his 96th birthday.
René Favaloro, a pioneering Argentine heart surgeon, is being remembered with a Google Doodle for his contributions to coronary bypass surgery on what would have been his 96th birthday.
Born in La Plata, Argentina, in 1923, Favaloro started his career as a doctor in the farming community of Jacinto Arauz, where he built his own operating room, trained nurses and set up a local blood bank.
In 1962 he moved to the United States where he pioneered coronary bypass surgery, a technique used to restore blood flow to the heart when the vessel supplying it is blocked.
René Favaloro was a pioneer in cardiac surgery and his discovery has saved countless lives.
Favaloro developed a method using a vein from the leg, implanting it to bypass the blockage in the coronary artery. He performed the first operation of this kind on a 51 year-old woman at the Cleveland Clinic in 1967. The historic operation was a success and the procedure has saved countless lives since then.
Today, coronary artery bypass surgery is one of the most common operations. Doctors performed 213,700 in the U.S. in 2011.
But who was René Favaloro?
Rene Favaloro was born in 1923 in La Plata, Argentina and went on to earn a degree in medicine from the National University of La Plata in 1948.
He worked as a doctor in his home country for a time before moving to the US to study thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the Cleveland Clinic
Favaloro returned to Argentina in 1972, where he would later found his own medical institution, the Favaloro Foundation.
While Favaloro himself was reluctant to be known as the “father” of coronary bypass surgery, his work played a fundamental role in introducing the procedure into the clinical arena.
Of his legacy, Favaloro wrote: “’We’ is more important than ‘I.’ In medicine, the advances are always the result of many efforts accumulated over the years.”
Today, the Favaloro Foundation serves patients based on their medical needs rather than their ability to pay and tecaches Dr Favaloro’s innovative techniques to doctors all over Latin America.
Sadly, his clinic pushed him into debt and he took his own life in 2000.
He took his own life on July 29, 2000 at the age of 77. The day before his death he sent a letter to then-Argentine President Fernando de la Rúa (who died three days ago) asking him for help to secure funding for his foundation, which had become mired in debt as a result of a national economic crisis.
Many took to Twitter to share in their Argentine pride.
Many were excited to see such an important Argentine figure getting global recognition for this contributions to the world.
While other doctors expressed how much they owe to Dr. Favaloro.
Without the work of Dr. Favaloro, many doctors pointed out that we could be living in a world where there are a lot more preventable deaths because of heart disease.
The term “anchor baby” is an offensive term that President Donald Trump used before his political career. The phrase refers to the children of undocumented people U.S. By law, that makes them U.S. citizens. The term, however, is Trump’s way of demonizing the offspring of immigrants. Calling anyone an anchor baby is a moot point because everyone in the United States comes from immigrants except Native Americans, and some Mexicans whose ancestors were born on U.S. soil when the land still belonged to Mexico. But all of this is to say, the majority of U.S. citizens come from immigrants. Never the less, the term was brought up recently due to the impending ICE raids.
After Trump threatened undocumented people in the U.S. with ICE raids last week, comedian George Lopez told them to detain Trump’s “anchor” babies.
“Uh, @icegov ‘if your listening’ you can find these immigrants at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave – Signed Enrique Empanada the third 😭😭 #vivalaraza #45melapela.”
The post included mariachi music and the Trump family with photoshopped sombreros.
Lopez’s use of “anchor baby” is using Trump’s words against him by suggesting that his ex-wife and current wife, both immigrants, had children in the U.S. making them citizens, which is a birthright.
Lopez is a loud opponent of Trump and his administration since before the election. It began after the then-candidate referred to Mexicans as “rapists” and “criminals.”
During his 2017 comedy special, Lopez said if he ever ran into Trump, he would sexually assault him since he said that is what Mexicans do. Lopez also pretended to urinate on Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a plastic water bottle.
So did people like the joke? Hmmm…yes and no.
The joke can be taken different ways depending how you look at it. For some people, it is great to see these words weaponized against the man who is harming the community.
He’s only saying what Trump has been saying for years.
Trump and Lopez have the same logic, which makes the joke very funny. They think that using insults is the way to debate these kinds of issues. Clearly, the Instagram post is catching people’s attention.
Did he go too far?
People didn’t like that he used a picture of the youngest Trump. However, to be fair, Trump has no issue with infants being taken from parents at the southern border and left in detention centers. Those in the detention centers have ended up getting pretty sick lately.
Lopez gained new fans from the joke.
They say some humor is supposed to be offensive. Not to mention that political comedy can get really offensive since people don’t like being challenged.
Oh, come on now. Why are you crying?
Did you think the joke was funny or do you think that Lopez went a step too far.