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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:33 am 
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A Marin allergy doctor likely saved the life of a passenger aboard an Air France flight last week when the man had a near-deadly reaction to packaged nuts.

Dr. Schuman Tam, a Greenbrae allergist and immunologist, was flying to San Francisco on Aug. 11 after vacationing in Paris when the flight crew asked if there was a doctor on board. A 52-year-old French man sitting in the back of a plane with his family was experiencing anaphylactic shock after eating the bag of almonds served on the plane.

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-new ... f=fbrecbox

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:51 pm 
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I'm glad he was alright. When I read these articles I often think 'how could s/he have eaten that?' AND not have an epipen handy. I don't want to be judgemental and I know accidents happen, but I'm suprised by the number of individuals who seem underprepared.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:03 pm 
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Thank goodness. It must have been very scary. :huggy to the whole family and :thanksign to the doctor. I wonder what would have happened had there been no doctor on board? Beings they were an hour into the flight I suppose they would have turned back...but I doubt he have made it.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:56 pm 
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Becky, I agree. I think it speaks to a need of education within the allergic community. How can we expect the general public to get it if there are so many of us who still don't get it? Who are the Dr's looking after these people?! :freak :frightened

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