on 1/18/2009 8:06 AM (ET) HeyBub wrote the following:
I believe that only a Physician's Assistant (PA) can write prescriptions
under a physician's authority.
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) has a Master's Degree and can even write
narcotic prescriptions without a physician's authority.
In NYS at least, an NP can open his or her own practice.
"The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes
pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to
"FOSS, JOSEPH JACOB
"Rank and organization:
"Captain, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Marine Fighting Squadron 121, 1st
Marine Aircraft Wing. Place and date: Over Guadalcanal, 9 October to 19
November 1942, 15 and 23 January 1943. Entered service at: South Dakota.
Born: 17 April 1 915, Sioux Falls, S. Dak.
"For outstanding heroism and courage above and beyond the call of duty as
executive officer of Marine Fighting Squadron 121, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing,
at Guadalcanal. Engaging in almost daily combat with the enemy from 9
October to 19 November 1942, Capt. Foss personally shot down 23 Japanese
planes and damaged others so severely that their destruction was extremely
Oh boy! that pops a memory bubble of a scene from the 1983 movie "War
Games". Matthew Broderick was in class screwing around so teacher decides
to put him on the spot and call on him.
Teacher: Maybe you can tell us who first suggested the idea of
reproduction without sex?
Broderick: Ummm, your wife?
Nope, they build in a little hydraulic or air bladder system, with a
subcutaneous pumping bulb and release valve, to make the mockup sort of
function. When it breaks down, I don't think any home DIY repairs are
(Apologies to the group for prolonging a very juvenile thread)
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