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Saturday, May 03, 2003


Dr. Dean to the Rescue!!!

posted by Editor at Saturday, May 03, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Democratic presidential candidate and physician Howard Dean on Friday aided a woman who collapsed and struck her head outside an ice cream shop.

The woman, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment, fell and "hit her head on the way down, which worried me," Dean said. The candidate, who practiced internal medicine before entering politics, advised her to look for signs of a concussion and waited with her until an ambulance came. When it arrived, however, she declined to take it.

The incident happened when Dean, on his way to the South Carolina Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson dinner, stopped at a Ben & Jerry's, appropriate for the former Vermont governor. Dean was in town for Saturday's Democratic presidential primary debate.

Dean said it was the first time he had attended to a medical problem while on the presidential campaign trail, although he has aided accident victims during his tenure as governor.

"Move over Bill Frist," Dean joked, referring to the Senate Majority Leader, Tennessee Republican senator and heart surgeon who has aided an ailing tourist at the Capitol Hill and helped a traffic accident victim earlier this year in Florida.


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