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mcburney sq or mcbernie--mnemonic songs

GUEST, 24 Jan 05 - 03:26 PM
Bev and Jerry 24 Jan 05 - 05:36 PM
Dave Swan 24 Jan 05 - 06:52 PM
GUEST,Kate Gladstone 10 Jan 17 - 11:32 PM
GUEST,DrWord 11 Jan 17 - 11:45 AM
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Subject: mcburney sq or mcbernie--mnemonic songs
From: GUEST,
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 03:26 PM

hey ho. does anyone have lyrics to a "Squaredance call"parody sort of song relating to taking out an appendix? I believe it's called McBernie Square (or maybe Mc Burney). Found a ref to an album by Logan English (or not) which is of course out of print. 5th grade is starting their anatomy course and i was reminded of this oldie once sung by OAT.

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Subject: Lyr Add: APPENDECTOMY COUNTRY STYLE (Oscar Brand)
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 05:36 PM

This song was written and recorded by Oscar Brand on his album "For Doctors Only". It was also published in "Folksongs for Fun" edited by Oscar Brand".

It's called
"Appendectomy-Country Style" (The McBurney Square)

Wash your hands and get them dry
Keep them clean and keep them high
When you're sure that you are able
Promenade up to the table
And get that appendix, lay it bare
We're doin' the McBurney Square

Now drape that patient neat and tight
Bare the quadrant lower right
Do si do and careful all
While you make an incision in that wall
Right hand under if you dare
Doin' the McBurney Square

Swing that knife blade with a toss
Along the muscles, not across
With your fingers then induce
The peritoneum to work lose
You mustn't rip and you mustn't tear
Doin' the McBurney Square

When the cavity's been breached
The secum and appendix reached
Put a purse string suture on the base
And sprinkle gauze pads 'round the place
Duck for the oyster, I declare
Doin' that McBurney Square

With a peritoneal cuff inside
Crush, ligate, and then divide
Swing your partner, I'll swing mine
Paint the stump with iodine
Now force it back again with care
Doin' that McBurney Square

Tie the purse string very tight
Suture the peritoneum right
Let those muscles settle in
Then count the pads and close the skin
Salute the patient, collect your fee
You've done the Appendectomy

McBurney's Point.

Bev and Jerry

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Subject: RE: mcburney sq or mcbernie--mnemonic songs
From: Dave Swan
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 06:52 PM

Hi Frances,

This crept back into OAT's repertoire recently when we sang it at a memorial service. The song meant a lot to the surviving husband, as he and his wife had heard us sing it on one of their first dates. Funny old world isn't it?


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Subject: RE: mcburney sq or mcbernie--mnemonic songs
From: GUEST,Kate Gladstone
Date: 10 Jan 17 - 11:32 PM

Marvelous! However, what you've spelled "secum" is "cecum" (in the USA) or "caecum" (in most other places)

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Subject: RE: mcburney sq or mcbernie--mnemonic songs
From: GUEST,DrWord
Date: 11 Jan 17 - 11:45 AM

Oscar Brand died about a hundred days ago--Sept 30, 2016. He left a rather vast repertoire, and it's great to find this song >fabulous for your anatomy students, btw<
keep on pickin'

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