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  1. I'm trying to remember the path of cardiac blood flow, beginning with the right atrium -- through the chambers/valves, etc. -- it's been awhile since A&P. Thanks.

    Also, looking for another opinion -- what are the THREE recommended tests for anemia? Thanks again. Sue
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  3. by   Nurse Ratched
  4. by   Good_Queen_Bess

    When I read your question, I was reminded of an hilarious Tony Hancock episode in the late 50's/60's called "The Blood Donor". (For our American friends, Hancock was a genius of comedy on the radio and television).

    Hancock has just given blood, and he and another donatee are discussing A&P. They are discussing why we need blood. Hancock says that we need blood because the heart's gotta have something to pump around, and that it's no good having a heart "banging about all day if it's got nothing to pump around." Then the other donatee asks "Why do we have a heart then?" Hancock says that we have a heart because "otherwise you're blood would sink to the bottom of your boots... and that a heart saves you having to stand around on your head all day and jumping up and down to keep the blood moving about!"
    The other donatee then asks, "Are you a doctor then?" and Hancock says, "Nah, I never really bothered."

    Obviously the above dialogue does not in anyway justify the pure genius and hilarity of the sketch "live". Even now 40 years later, I find it hilarious. Pure, pure comic genius. Nothing will ever match Hancock IMO. Way ahead of his time. Sadly missed.

    Can anyone else remember?
    (BTW, no I wasn't alive at the time!)
  5. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by Nurse Ratched

    I love this site .

    Seriously, that site is awesome! I bookmarked it so I can go back when I have time and try to understand one more time how my car engine works.
  6. by   colleen10
    Thanks much!!! This site is timely and awesome! I am covering the Cardiac System in A&P II right now.