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  • "The sniffing position has been recommended as optimal for patient intubation and airway management. Historically, the definition of this position is credited to an Irish-born anesthetist, Sir Ivan Magill, who described it as “sniffing the morning air” or “draining a pint of beer.”"

    -- from "Airway Management And Patient Positioning: A Clinical Perspective" by Davide Cattano, MD, PHD, and Laura Cavallone, MD. (

    December 20, 2015

  • Great find, ru.

    December 20, 2015

  • *sniffs*

    December 21, 2015

  • Thanks, vm!


    December 21, 2015

  • Sniff and drain is the new duck and cover.

    December 21, 2015

  • Just in time for the holidays--a turducken cover to match your tea cosy and beer koozie.

    December 22, 2015