WRH- earlier in the day when the subject of astrology was getting kicked around the block-someone posted "ask anyone in an Emergency room what happens on a full moon" well I have two family members in your field who concur with the poster plus our own DOC concurs-Wade in here WRH so the doubters understand-I'll provide crayons if they need them. trade safe!
When I am on call and it is a full moon, my life is hell. The consults from the emergency department do not stop.
To put this into perspective, when I was a senior resident making the call schedule for the residents, and subsequently a fellow making the call schedule for the senior residents, it was common practice to avoid taking call the night before, the night of, and the night after a full moon.
It was the junior's responsibility to find out when the full moon was.
Not only is it busy, but bad things happen. In my specialty of Plastic Surgery, people do things like cutting their hands off, sustaining major burns, etc. The drug addicted community comes out in full force with their infected veins. The alcohol addicted community is close behind.
My cardiology colleagues are even busier than I. You might think this an exaggeration but I assure you it is that bad. Just ask Madame. Go to any major metropolitan hospital emergency department on a full moon and ask the attending staff whether they think things are worse than normal.