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How Helpful are You?


But really, let’s do talk about “the scientific community.” The immunologist ordered his tests. The results included: Complement Tot Activity 60 – 144 CAE Units 177 CD8 % SUPPRES/CYTOTOXIC 14 – 37 % 12 CD4/CD8 Ratio 1.0 – 4.0 5.0 … Continue reading

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The Old Man on the Sidewalk (Part II)


When Onondaga County Adult Protective Services was asked what to do about the homeless old man on the sidewalk in front of my apartment building, they said, “Send him to the second floor of the Civic Center.”   That is the intake … Continue reading

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The Old Man on the Sidewalk


[All proper nouns relating to the man are fictitious equivalents.  The man and the story are real.] Mike grew up in Schenectady, graduated high school and joined the Navy.  After doing a four-year hitch, he spent a lot of time … Continue reading

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