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(Telegraph)   Binky-hating 114-year-old pediatrician Dr. Leila Denmark has died: "When she began to practise, an appointment to see her cost $4. By the time she retired aged 103, she had more than doubled her fees - to $10"   (telegraph.co.uk ) divider line
    More: Sad, Dr Leila Denmark, Sandy Springs, Eli Lilly, whooping cough, Grady Hospital, pediatricians  
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2012-04-08 01:54:08 AM  
What the hell's a binky?
 
2012-04-08 01:55:29 AM  

Bondith: What the hell's a binky?


How the hell do you not know what a "binky" is?
 
2012-04-08 01:55:37 AM  
Didn't even retire until 103? Hardcore.

//10 to 15$ is low, but it isn't that unusual for a consult out-of-pocket. On insurance it tends to become more like 100 to 150$, but that's because the funding system is a wee bit farked.
 
2012-04-08 01:56:04 AM  
Plenty of people hate Binky ...

yafh.com

/dude was a third-rate Archie wannabe
 
2012-04-08 01:56:59 AM  

Bondith: What the hell's a binky?



A famous TV clown:

i29.photobucket.com

"Heeeeeeyyyyyyy kiiiidddddsssssssss!"
 
2012-04-08 01:57:12 AM  

Bondith: What the hell's a binky?


A pacifier.

(Pacifiers), she said, were "dirty things" - "a mother who gives one to a child isn't caring for that child, she just wants to shut him up".

www.maternityandbabyshoppingmart.com
 
2012-04-08 01:59:00 AM  
Point taken. Why would you leave your child in the company of strangers?
 
2012-04-08 02:08:51 AM  
My grandfather worked as an investment banker up until 2 weeks before he died last week at age 99. Some people are hardcore.

Me? I like to cut out of work at 4:30.
 
2012-04-08 02:10:54 AM  
blog.schoollibraryjournal.com
 
2012-04-08 02:20:55 AM  
She sounds like a somewhat cool lady.

Hardcore, but completely sober too.

Not sure I can trust someone who hasn't been really screwed up once or twice.
 
2012-04-08 02:24:15 AM  

nightlyraider: She sounds like a somewhat cool lady.

Hardcore, but completely sober too.

Not sure I can trust someone who hasn't been really screwed up once or twice.


She had a kid, so she got screwed at least once.

But she probably didn't enjoy it.
 
2012-04-08 02:29:31 AM  

9beers: Bondith: What the hell's a binky?

How the hell do you not know what a "binky" is?


Well, I thought it was supposed to be a security blanket, but Farkers are telling me otherwise. I guess the irony is that I knew that by "dummy," she meant "pacifier."
 
2012-04-08 02:30:02 AM  
She got older but her patients stayed the same age.
 
2012-04-08 02:31:52 AM  

Strongbeerrules: Why would you leave your child in the company of strangers?


To prove that there's no difference between men and women of course.

FTA

Women have been brainwashed into believing don't mess around with a child, let someone else do it and go out and be lawyers, teachers, preachers...

Apparently bieng a woman doctor is a-ok though.

/binky = nook
 
2012-04-08 02:32:26 AM  
Her nephew is one of my wife's co-workers. He said his aunt would enjoy the fact of dying on April Fools' Day.

\CSB?
 
2012-04-08 02:36:26 AM  
For those who did not RTFA: She was a true pioneer of women in American medicine (not the first, but she was one of those who had to fight her way in), and a scientist on top of it. She played a part in the original research that led to the whooping cough vaccine, and treated families for sometimes as many as 5 generations.

As a fellow physician scientist, I'm saddened by her passing.

/Too saddened even to go for the obvious "getting a kick" meme...
 
2012-04-08 02:40:13 AM  

e lo: For those who did not RTFA: She was a true pioneer of women in American medicine (not the first, but she was one of those who had to fight her way in), and a scientist on top of it. She played a part in the original research that led to the whooping cough vaccine, and treated families for sometimes as many as 5 generations.

As a fellow physician scientist, I'm saddened by her passing.

/Too saddened even to go for the obvious "getting a kick" meme...


That. Should have been a Hero tag.
 
2012-04-08 02:42:14 AM  

TomD9938: /binky = nook


Binky > Nuk

www.nestingmode.com
 
2012-04-08 02:45:43 AM  
When an epidemic of whooping cough broke out in Atlanta in 1932, Leila Denmark did research on the disease with Eli Lilly and scientists at Emory University which led to the development of a vaccine


1000awesomethings.files.wordpress.com

We salute you!
 
2012-04-08 02:52:03 AM  
I've never understood why you would have a child to just give it away to someone else and have to pay to do so, by working at a job where you barely break even.

I'm a progressive, not one of those fundie-Christian homeschool people, but I am against daycare except it being used in emergencies.

I have attachment issues from having been in daycare from the time I was 6 months old. I often ate dinner at daycare, sometimes I was the last one there. They are not always kind people. They don't care about your children-at least they don't care as much about your children as much as you should care about them.
 
2012-04-08 02:57:10 AM  
I'm not sure what the magic number is, but if you are a woman and you live long enough, you turn into Golda Meir. God bless, hon. Nice job.
 
2012-04-08 03:02:36 AM  

swingerofbirches: I've never understood why you would have a child to just give it away to someone else and have to pay to do so, by working at a job where you barely break even.

I'm a progressive, not one of those fundie-Christian homeschool people, but I am against daycare except it being used in emergencies.

I have attachment issues from having been in daycare from the time I was 6 months old. I often ate dinner at daycare, sometimes I was the last one there. They are not always kind people. They don't care about your children-at least they don't care as much about your children as much as you should care about them.


Sorry for your issues but just a small fyi - you can get lousy care from relatives too. Auntie believed that childcare went well with scotch or beer depending on the time of day. A trip to the grocery store was worth your life, in '63.
Sometimes it really is better to eat dinner alone. Again, sorry for your issues. Sounds hurtful.
 
2012-04-08 03:03:00 AM  

9beers: Bondith: What the hell's a binky?

How the hell do you not know what a "binky" is?


i wish i was born knowing everything like 9beers.

a binky is a cutesy name for a pacifier
 
2012-04-08 03:04:01 AM  

KrispyKritter: a binky is a cutesy better name for a pacifier

 
2012-04-08 03:06:14 AM  

9beers: Bondith: What the hell's a binky?

How the hell do you not know what a "binky" is?


images.paraorkut.com

Available in Hillbilly Teeth version, too.
 
2012-04-08 03:07:51 AM  

swingerofbirches: I've never understood why you would have a child to just give it away to someone else and have to pay to do so, by working at a job where you barely break even..


A lot more single parents would be my best guess, also the need for dual income in most house holds. Yeah you may be only netting an extra 100 bucks a month, but that 100 bucks may be what makes/breaks you. We're planning to have a few, we're also planning there to be a way for me to be able to stay home with them until the youngest starts kindergarten. Plans don't always work out though.
 
2012-04-08 03:13:08 AM  
And now for the rest of the story.
 
2012-04-08 03:15:48 AM  

gadian: And now for the rest of the story.



Jesus, she was 114! How much more of a story do you want? Let the lady die in peace!
 
2012-04-08 03:15:59 AM  

ox45tallboy: TomD9938: /binky = nook

Binky > Nuk

[www.nestingmode.com image 500x500]


images.wikia.com
 
2012-04-08 03:20:21 AM  

GypsyJoker: ox45tallboy: TomD9938: /binky = nook

Binky > Nuk

[www.nestingmode.com image 500x500]

[images.wikia.com image 359x392]


images.quizilla.com
 
2012-04-08 03:25:19 AM  
Wow..She was really someone special. Obviously she loved her work. I bet she was the kind of person
that would have done her job for free if she could have. Just look at all of the things she saw during her
life..From cars to planes to people on the Moon to rovers on Mars. All of the changes in medicine, cures
and treatments for things she probably couldn't have even imagined when she was in medical school.I do agree
with her, that sometimes it's the simplest of things that really work.. Maybe she is on to something with
sending kids to the petri-dish that is day care..
 
2012-04-08 03:26:41 AM  

Bondith: What the hell's a binky?


"Binky" is the brand name of a pacifier, but people often use the term in a generic manner to refer to all brands of pacifiers.

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-04-08 03:29:09 AM  
Helped develop the whooping cough vaccine? She rates a Hero tag for that alone.

It's a little surreal to be reading a recent obit of someone who was born in 1898. I wonder how many people are left who were born before 1900?
 
2012-04-08 03:30:15 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Bondith: What the hell's a binky?

"Binky" is the brand name of a pacifier, but people often use the term in a generic manner to refer to all brands of pacifiers.

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]


Except Nuks. My son had a Binky, but he threw it away before he could really talk enough to give it a name (I called it a binky, his Mom called it a "passy". My sister's kids, however, had Nuks that they called "nuk", and they held on to them until they were almost three years old.
 
2012-04-08 03:31:35 AM  

Strongbeerrules: Point taken. Why would you leave your child in the company of strangers?


Because you're a single parent who wants to support themselves and their child without resorting to welfare?

I guess that makes people like me damned if I have a babysitter so I can work and equally damned if I opt to stay at home and collect welfare. Those were my options when my son was a child. However, my babysitter was a stranger, but a trusted neighbor whom I'd know for years.

Double damnation on me.
 
2012-04-08 03:34:39 AM  

ox45tallboy: TomD9938: /binky = nook

Binky > Nuk

[www.nestingmode.com image 500x500]


Yep. That was the brand I used for my son, but not as the good doctor suggested to shut him up. Sucking on a pacifier seemed to be the only thing that really helped when he had colic I don't consider using a pacifier to ease a baby's discomfort to be a bad thing.
 
2012-04-08 03:43:35 AM  
It saddens me that people are still dying from whooping cough decades and decades after a vaccine. Damn you Jenny McCarthy.
 
2012-04-08 03:51:04 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Yep. That was the brand I used for my son, but not as the good doctor suggested to shut him up. Sucking on a pacifier seemed to be the only thing that really helped when he had colic I don't consider using a pacifier to ease a baby's discomfort to be a bad thing.


My younger sister swears by them for her three kids (3- yr old youngest just quit using his about two months ago), but my older sister (who still breastfeeds her 28-month-old) didn't use one for either of her kids. Mine would suck on his as he was falling asleep, or when he was just in a bad mood, but after he hit about 9-10 months or so if you put it in his mouth, he would take it out after a couple of seconds and put it down, then go back to what he was doing.
 
2012-04-08 04:07:06 AM  

ox45tallboy: Bathia_Mapes: Yep. That was the brand I used for my son, but not as the good doctor suggested to shut him up. Sucking on a pacifier seemed to be the only thing that really helped when he had colic I don't consider using a pacifier to ease a baby's discomfort to be a bad thing.

My younger sister swears by them for her three kids (3- yr old youngest just quit using his about two months ago), but my older sister (who still breastfeeds her 28-month-old) didn't use one for either of her kids. Mine would suck on his as he was falling asleep, or when he was just in a bad mood, but after he hit about 9-10 months or so if you put it in his mouth, he would take it out after a couple of seconds and put it down, then go back to what he was doing.


My sister never used one for her daughter, but her daughter didn't tend to be colicky like my son either. Poor kid didn't get over having colic until he was 6-months old.
 
2012-04-08 04:09:28 AM  

KrispyKritter: 9beers: Bondith: What the hell's a binky?

How the hell do you not know what a "binky" is?

i wish i was born knowing everything like 9beers.

a binky is a cutesy name for a pacifier


Huh. And here I was thinking it was a corruption of the term "blankie" or blanket.

To the wikis!

Binky may refer to:
A stuffed animal or similar toy for small children
A brand name for a pacifier, used to comfort infants or small children
A blanket, used to keep infants or small children warm
(new window)

And did anyone else read that as "bikini" and wonder why a baby would wear one?
 
2012-04-08 04:28:47 AM  
...by the time she retired aged 103, she had more than doubled her fees - to $10 per visit...

bullshiat
 
2012-04-08 04:37:01 AM  
Can someone whose Google-fu is stronger than mine today post a picture of the alien facehugger dummy from Mystery Science Theater 3000?

If not, imagine it is in the space below.

[]

Cheers.
 
2012-04-08 04:45:35 AM  

Gordon Bennett: alien facehugger


i6.photobucket.com

This?
 
2012-04-08 04:54:46 AM  

wildcardjack: When an epidemic of whooping cough broke out in Atlanta in 1932, Leila Denmark did research on the disease with Eli Lilly and scientists at Emory University which led to the development of a vaccine


[1000awesomethings.files.wordpress.com image 426x640]

We salute you!


That anti-vax coont Jenny McCarthy should feel ashamed for the dead children caused by her willfully ignorant left in her wake.
 
2012-04-08 05:05:25 AM  
I'd say this is the more interesting part of the article:

Even so, she felt that children were healthier then than they were when she retired. "When I was a child, there was no such thing as a baby doctor on Earth. We had very little medicine, very little surgery, no immunisations and no baby food," she told an interviewer. "Yet the children weren't sick like they are today because their mothers fed them right ... Today, 85 per cent of children in the United States go to day care, and they are sick all the time. I'm not one to say let's go back to the past, but there is something to be learned from that."

whether this is just oldie nostalgia (something of which we are all guilty, things are always better when we were growing up and in our young adulthood, no matter when that was), i wonder what there's to be said for the part italicized by le me above.
 
2012-04-08 05:21:55 AM  

Father_Jack: I'd say this is the more interesting part of the article:

Even so, she felt that children were healthier then than they were when she retired. "When I was a child, there was no such thing as a baby doctor on Earth. We had very little medicine, very little surgery, no immunisations and no baby food," she told an interviewer. "Yet the children weren't sick like they are today because their mothers fed them right ... Today, 85 per cent of children in the United States go to day care, and they are sick all the time. I'm not one to say let's go back to the past, but there is something to be learned from that."

whether this is just oldie nostalgia (something of which we are all guilty, things are always better when we were growing up and in our young adulthood, no matter when that was), i wonder what there's to be said for the part italicized by le me above.


Well, it's factually incorrect for a start. Childhood illness is way the hell down from the 1910s.

But, I mean, whatever. Lady's 114, honestly at that point I wouldn't give a fark whether what I was biatching about was actually true either.

//She does apparently specialize in kids illnesses, so I imagine "kids are sick all the time" is likely more a sample bias problem than anything else. Doctors aren't scientists, they make stupid claims about science just as often as anyone else.
 
2012-04-08 05:24:27 AM  
Reading this article reminds me that I ought to have a glass of water.
 
2012-04-08 05:34:23 AM  
FDR got polio from pressing the flesh at a boyscout camp in 1921.
in 1952 there were 52,000 new cases of polio, mostly children.
 
2012-04-08 05:39:56 AM  
In general, the term Binky refers to the nipple thing parents stick in their kids mouths to make them stop crying. Or, as mentioned above, to ease certain issues such as colic (which is to make them stop crying).

Like ring pops. Ask a teenager why they are sucking on a Binky...it's good for a laugh.
 
2012-04-08 05:45:38 AM  
We need more doctors like her.
RIP savvy woman.
 
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