The Wisdom of Children : Affecting the Prescription
Affecting the Prescription
When her young son developed an ear infection, his mother took him to
the pediatrician. The mother was very impressed with the way the doctor
directed his comments and questions directly to the boy.
At one point the doctor asked her son, "Is there anything you are
allergic to?" The boy nodded and whispered in the doctor's ear.
Smiling, the pediatrician wrote out a prescription and handed it to the
mother. Without looking at it, she tucked it into her purse.
Later, the pharmacist filled the order, remarking on the unusual
food-drug interaction her son must have.
When he saw the mother's puzzled expression, he showed her the label on
As per the doctor's instructions, it read: "Do not take with broccoli."