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Tin Man

by Robert Lanz LCSW     The Wizard of Oz was always one of my favorite movies when I was a kid. Maybe because all kids loved it. Maybe because Judy Garland built a castle with the proceeds of the … Continue reading

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Street Clinic

by Robert lanz LCSW         Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar-  Sigmund Freud   And sometimes a vacations is just a vacation unless you are a social worker far from home on the Indian sub-continent traveling … Continue reading

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Death On The Highway

It’s been over five years since I did my last shift in the ER so I’m fresh out of fresh ER stories. This, however, is sort of  an ER story from the eighties.  The patient needed a level one trauma … Continue reading

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Lucky For Me Edson Liked Chinese Food

by Robert Lanz LCSW   I realize that my last post was pretty intense and in retrospect I hope no one started reading my blog with that story, pretty brutal. In any case I wanted to lighten things up a … Continue reading

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Shift Change

by Robert Lanz LCSW       I thought the story about my bad experience in the pathology lab was the worst story I would ever tell. I should have known that even a good social worker is capable of … Continue reading

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Mr. Puffy

  by Robert Lanz LCSW   I live in a pretty cool neighborhood called Silver Lake and I worked about fifteen miles away in a hip LA suburb called Pasadena, famous for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl on New … Continue reading

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Man Down

by Robert Lanz LCSW It was another one of those patients who can lead to nothing but problems- of course we didn’t know it when he came in, unconscious and possibly on his way to death. All the docs knew … Continue reading

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