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Entries from February 2006

Even Whiners Sometimes Get Sick

February 28th, 2006 · No Comments

A night on-call in the stem cell transplant unit. Somehow I never manage to settle in and get as much work done as I’d like on these nights. There’s something about being on-call that puts my brain in a different place. I don’t sleep as well and it’s harder to focus on […]

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Tags: Pediatrics

One more thing …

February 27th, 2006 · No Comments

This is my favorite site that I came across today: Benjamin Frankin’s Plan for Future Conduct. It’s not nearly as severe as William Bennett’s rant. It’s nice, mild even. Definitely worth a look.
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A Wonderful Day in Clinic

February 27th, 2006 · No Comments

Truly a great day in clinic. Perhaps it was the fact that I anticipated the worst that made things go so smoothly. My patients all looked quite good - everyone was happy with the progress through their therapy - and there were no crises to attend to and no bad new to deliver. […]

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Tags: Oncology · Pediatrics

Marrakesh

February 27th, 2006 · No Comments

Part of my morning routine, once the coffee is made, is to scan the NY Times on-line. As such, I was quite please to see a story about one of my favorite cities, Marrakesh, Morocco. I’ve had an on-going romance with Morocco and North Africa after first reading Paul Bowles’ book Let It […]

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Value of Time

February 26th, 2006 · No Comments

Ok. One last post, and then I’m going to bed. Things are about 90% prepared for clinic tomorrow. The chemo is all written, consents are all signed, sedation orders are pre-written. Tomorrow will be pretty hellacious, but I think I’ll get through it all.
So, as I mentioned before, I owe Bruce […]

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Tags: Rant

Boundaries

February 26th, 2006 · 1 Comment

I love the internet. I stepped away from the computer to contempate ordering some Indian food and when I got back I an instant messages going from two patients and one most excellent stem cell transplant nurse, Jen Spencer (or, Nurse Spencer, as I’m fond of calling her).
Nurse Spencer took her leave […]

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Tags: Internet · Medicine

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February 26th, 2006 · No Comments

So excited about the return of The Sopranos. Thanks to the story in today’s NY Times to remind me. I can’t explain it - I’m not much of a TV person. In fact, I proudly tote around my TV-B-Gone to shut off televisions when they’re driving me bonkers. But there is […]

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February 26th, 2006 · No Comments

I am so excited about this upcoming seminar, being hosted by the Countway Library of Medicine. In addition to a remarkable panel of speakers, they will be showing, for the first time here, a collection of 15th and 16th century medical texts and treatises. I am an amateur collector of late 19th century medical texts […]

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February 26th, 2006 · No Comments

Sometimes MetaFilter and Boing Boing consume WAY too much of my time. But then, I can’t help but marvel at the diversity of interests in the world.
Here’s a Boston T map “remixed” with all of the T stop names anagramed. I bet this guy is a huge Will Shortz fan as […]

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Front Page News

February 26th, 2006 · No Comments

Wow - I guess I owe Boston Globe columnist Bruce Mohl a token of thanks for quoting me in another column. However, the fact that he’s quoted me by name two weeks in a row may catch someone’s eye.
Back on the 19th, maybe a week after I sent out letters to my […]

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Off-Therapy.

February 25th, 2006 · 1 Comment

What a treat. Tonight I had the pleasure of going to a benefit party for one of my patients. This delightful young woman and her family have been absolutely wonderful to care for. It’s events like this that make my job worth doing. This is the 2nd or 3rd “off-therapy” party […]

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Tags: Oncology

Rotten Johnny.

February 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Ah - The Sex Pistols. One of my favorites from my younger years. Truth be told, my iPod occasionally screams “God Save the Queen” from time to time. In any case, they were recently nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In a handwritten note that looks as […]

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Tags: Music

February 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Well — a very exciting week coming up. Having just finished an 18 months clinical fellowship, and now two months of a “writing holiday”, I’m ready to head back into the lab. I’m very exciting about my new lab and new PI, Roz Siegal. I think that I will have a lot […]

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Re-Opening

February 24th, 2006 · No Comments

What a find. A three-year-old blog. With only 3 posts. A rather disappointing effort, if I may say so. At least it is close enough to the new year that I can resolve to do better this go around.
So briefly: I’m a 2nd year pediatric oncology fellow in Boston. I […]

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