11/22/2006

Before the San Francisco Symphony's performance of Charlie Chaplin's City Lights





a group of pharmacology students reading the Pharmacotherapy Handbook, by Barbara G. Wells, Joseph T. DiPiro, Terry L. Schwinghammer, and Cindy W. Hamilton for a final exam the day after Thanksgiving--what timing! They were (bitterly) oblivious to the holiday.

The perfect drugs for the symphony:

While they were quick to point out that a non-pharmacological alternative should always be tried first, they recommend, for performers with stage fright--beta blockers and, for audience members who wanted to heighten their senses--a bar of dark chocolate or, another alternative, LSD.

Over their Pharmacotherapy textbook they recommend The Demon-Haunted World, by Carl Sagan for its practical approach of thinking about life and Fear no Evil, by Robert Heinlein, because it's disturbing.

(not pictured +4 disgruntled students)

2 Comments:

Bill said...

Hey, we weren't all disgruntled students. Some of us were just with the disgruntled students. My gruntle is still firmly in tact.

Sonya said...

I'm glad you *all* weren't in misery. Thanks for visitng my blog and Happy Thanksgiving!