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c o M Pa s s P o i n t s

An Off-Color Story
about Lord Nelson
T.J. Huckleberry, MPA
Executive Director

L

ord Nelson, Admiral of the British fleet, decorated hero of
the high seas, set sail with the Crown's greatest ship with the
Crown's bravest crew. Every preparation was made to the
highest detail; extra cannons were in reserve; each man was given
three rifles and enough powder and munitions to fight for weeks.
Should the enemy have the misfortune of meeting Lord Nelson's
vessel they would surely regret it.
They were two weeks out at sea when a shout came down from
the crow's nest. "Lord Nelson, Lord Nelson, an enemy frigate at the
port bow!" The first mate ran frantically to the stone-faced Admiral
and said, "Should I bring up the reserve cannons and rouse up the
crew below deck, Lord Nelson?"
Lord Nelson only replied, "No, bring me my red coat."
The battle at sea was a glorious victory. Amidst the flying musket
balls and cannon fire, Lord Nelson bravely and aptly applied his
years of naval warfare to the detriment of his enemy. The entire crew
stood in awe of the old man and his red coat.
It was a month out at sea when a shout came down from the
crow's nest. "Lord Nelson, Lord Nelson, two enemy frigates at the
port bow and man-of-war on the starboard!" The first mate ran
frantically to the stone-faced Admiral and said, "Should I bring
up the reserve cannons and rouse up the crew below deck, Lord
Nelson?"
Lord Nelson once again only replied, "No, bring me my red
coat."
The enemy ships were no match for Lord Nelson and his brave
crew. The fighting was intense but in the end the Admiral's single
ship won the day.
A few day's later, the first mate finally summoned up the courage
to ask Lord Nelson a question. "Admiral, why do you request the red
coat when the enemy is sighted?"

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The old man smiled, leaned forward, and whispered, "I wear the
red coat so when we are in midst of battle, and I should get shot, the
men would not see me bleed. They need to know that nothing could
stop Lord Nelson...best keep that a secret between us."
The first mate was truly in awe of the admiral's bravery and
wisdom.
It was two months out at sea when a shout came down from the
crow's nest. "Lord Nelson, Lord Nelson, six enemy frigates at the
port bow and twelve man-of-wars on the starboard!"
The first mate ran frantically to the stone-faced admiral and said,
"Should I bring you your red coat Lord Nelson?"
"No," said the old naval hero said as he peered out at the guns
bearing down on his mighty ship,
"Bring me my brown pants."
I think we all from time to time have a "Lord Nelson moment"
where we think our preparations, expertise, and our resources
make us invincible. That no matter what life throws at us, both
professionally and personally, we will carry the day. But one day you
are completely and utterly blindsided and you are ill equipped to
properly address the situation.
For physicians this especially holds true. You are constantly
being bombarded with new policies, insurance and payment
issues, looming legislation that threatens to alter or restrict the
way you provide for your patients, and who knows what else.
People are looking to you to make important choices each day and
unfortunately sometimes a red coat and a brave face is not enough.
Fortunately, we have organized medicine and specifically our
County and State Medical Societies. It's proof that physicians are
not "out at sea alone" but part of something bigger. Something that
advocates for and defends the interests of the physician and their
patients. A society of likeminded and passionate colleagues who
simply want what is best for the art of medicine.


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