The Medical Detectives - Two Blue Hands Summary & Analysis

Berton Roueché
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Two Blue Hands Summary and Analysis

A paint chemist, Dean Berger, loved to play bridge, so much so, that he was involved in a number of tournaments, often with his daughter. On January 10, 1974, he and his daughter, Cheryl, attended a tournament held at a local restaurant. The room was unusually cold, as many players commented, and Dean began to put his hands in his armpits to keep them warm, during times when he was the "dummy" for a hand. At the end of the evening, Cheryl was shocked to see that her father's hands had turned blue. They immediately proceeded to Hershey Medical Center to see a doctor. There he was diagnosed as having cyanosis, a bluish coloration of a body part that is not receiving sufficient oxygen. Cyanosis is a serious warning, and Dean was admitted immediately for tests, in order to...

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