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Entries from March 2007

Once bitten …

March 30th, 2007 · 13 Comments

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One blog good. Two blog better.

March 21st, 2007 · 13 Comments

Clearly I need to be spending more time in the lab. Or at least less time in front of the trusty MacBook Pro. After purusing the contents of my “Stuff for the Blog” folder on my desktop, the sheaf of torn-out journal articles that sits on my desk, and the enormous list of […]

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I’m a Google triplet

March 21st, 2007 · 16 Comments

It dawned on me recently that I’ve had access to the internet for nearly 20 years.
20 years.
In 1987, not long after starting college at the University of Chicago, I began to explore the Unix systems and quickly learned that there was an enormous interconnected world of information to be tapped into. I […]

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Tags: Internet · Weirdness

Dr. Jerome Groopman vs. Mr. Stephen Colbert

March 20th, 2007 · 6 Comments

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Grand Rounds: Volume 3, Issue 26

March 19th, 2007 · 106 Comments

Welcome to Grand Rounds

William Osler conducting Grand Rounds
(courtesy of the medical archives at Johns Hopkins University)
Introduction
It is a privilege to host the current issue of the medical blog Grand Rounds. As an afficionado of medical history, it is remarkable to see this latest incarnation of process that has “evolved from centuries-old practices that […]

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Reminder: Grand Rounds submissions due 3.19.07 at 12.00 noon!

March 18th, 2007 · 4 Comments

This is just a gentle reminder to those of you interested in submitting an entry for Grand Rounds volume 3, number 26.  I will be accepting entries up until noon (Eastern Daylight TIme) on Monday, March 19th.  Please be sure to send your e-mails to: samuel (dot) blackman (at) gmail (dot) com.
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Two tempting items

March 16th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Oh, if I only had time to write on this blog today …
Jerome Groopman was interviewed on NPR this morning regarding his new book How Doctors Think. While I’ve not yet read the book - only his wonderful piece in the New Yorker - it is clear that Dr. Groopman is taking a […]

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Request for Submissions: Grand Rounds 3.26

March 13th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Request for Submissions: Grand Rounds 3.26
Following on the heels of the most recent Pediatric Grand Rounds, I am thrilled to be able to host the next installment of the original medical blog Grand Rounds. Submissions from the medical blogosphere should be e-mailed to samuel (dot) blackman (at) gmail (dot) com no later than […]

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Tags: Blogging · Grand Rounds · Medicine

Interesting Question …

March 11th, 2007 · 29 Comments

There was an interesting question asked of Randy Cohen, who writes The Ethicist in the New York Times Sunday Magazine:
I interview high-school seniors who apply to my alma mater. I routinely Google these students and discovered that one posted information on his blog that reflects poorly on him. May I ask him about the blog? […]

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Tags: Internet · Medicine · Privacy

Pediatric Grand Rounds: Volume 1, Issue 24

March 11th, 2007 · 32 Comments

Welcome to Pediatric Grand Rounds, Volume 1, Issue 24!
It seems that many of the pediatricians are swamped with patient care duties. It could be the tail-end of RSV season, the onset of rotavirus season (depending on where you are), or the ongoing norovirus outbreaks. Whatever the case, this week’s call for grand […]

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Tags: Blogging · Grand Rounds · Pediatrics

Sometimes you wish the evidence was wrong.

March 10th, 2007 · 11 Comments

I hate my cell phone.
It’s not because it’s a bad phone. It works fine. The plan I have isn’t too terrible. And, I will admit that it is a valuable tool for my work.
I just hate having to have it.
It’s not unlike the relationship that I have with my pager. I […]

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Tags: Rant · Technology

Repair Comfort. Decommission War.

March 6th, 2007 · 3 Comments

This past weekend, when it was markedly warmer here in Boston, the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy was in Boston Harbor prior to being decommissioned (links to lots of photos are available through the most-excellent Boston Blog site Universal Hub).
Now, I’m not big on war, as you may have gathered here. But there […]

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Zoinks!

March 5th, 2007 · 7 Comments

How ironic is this: Dick Cheney developed a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) … right in the middle of DVT awareness month!
Must. Fight. Urge. To make. Snarky. Comment. And. End up. Under. NSA. Surveillance.
Whaddaya think the odds are of Mr. Cheney seeking treatment at, oh … I don’t know … Walter Reed Army Hospital ?!?
[Nota bene: […]

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Tags: Medicine · Politics

Pediatric Grand Rounds: Looking for Contributors!

March 3rd, 2007 · 3 Comments

The next issue of Pediatric Grand Rounds will be hosted here on Sunday, March 11th. Please send your contributions to me by e-mailing them to: samuel (dot) blackman (at) gmail (dot) com by Friday March 9th so that I’ll have time to read and assemble them.
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Where do you serve the subpoena? The Hall of Justice in Metropolis?

March 2nd, 2007 · 11 Comments

So here I am, trying to do some serious writing tonight, and the table of contents for this month’s Archives of Disease in Childhood shows up in my inbox. Six out of ten times I don’t even bother to read through it, even though I’m an ad hoc reviewer for it, and even though it’s […]

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Tags: Humor · Pediatrics · Weirdness