Patient Care: Dr. HIP

Q: "What's the best amateur first-aid for persons who have been Maced?"

A: Run large amounts of cool tap water over the affected area.

Q: "Will any harm come to our nursing baby if my wife smokes marijuana?"

A: Your baby is on a good trip anyway at its mother's breast. Why take a chance?

Q: "Is it possible to get a venereal disease in the bathroom?"

A: Certainly—but the floors are usually very cold and hard.

The letters—some silly, some tragic—come into the Berkeley Barb, East Village Other, Los Angeles Free Press or any of 15 underground newspapers in the...

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