Author Topic: Patrick J. Volkerding needs our help.  (Read 1133 times)


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Patrick J. Volkerding needs our help.
« on: November 16, 2004, 02:59:28 pm »
Hey guys.  I know many of us here are computer people, but smart people are attracted to eachother and I'm hoping some of you have doctor friends.

To make a long story short, Patrick is having medical problems and he's been having a hard time fighting it.  He's looking for anyone that's had any experience with the disease, or just anyone that might know anything about it.  From what it sounds, there isn't much information on it.  The name of the disease (they think) is Actinomyces.  Here's a copy of the full writeup he did:

Feel free to spread and mirror it.  Patrick has done very much for the linux community and the more help we can get him the better.

Even if you can't help, feel free to email him at volkerdi [at] with good wishes.  I'm sure he could use them right about now.

Thanks for reading guys

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Patrick J. Volkerding needs our help.
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2004, 04:53:10 am »
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His predicament is treatable with penicillin or tetracycline, high doses for a very long time.
is the only online free reference i could find.   Not a zaurus topic i know but should anyone have any medical questions please feel free to email me.  I'm a wannabe linux guy, full time pharmacist.
How about a medical zaurus program?  How many of you have kids?  ever want to double check or figure out how much xdrug to give your baby and how much you give in 24 hours? How about what drugs to not give, contra-indications, cross-sensitivities, etc....
(yes i know tx drug, not very impressive.  I'm still reading dietel&dietel how to program in C, so it'll be a while before i can contribute.)
Obviously we are all educated people in this forum.(self or formally educated.)
It's the knowledge gap that  frustrates us, so if your upto a free cup of coffee and scone of your choice? i'll meet you pretty much anywhere in central florida for a linux/z howto brainleech session.  (me getting info and if possible reciprocating.)
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