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Entries from April 2007

Grab your tissues. This is what Pulitzer Prizes are for.

April 18th, 2007 · 41 Comments

It’s coming up on 3 years for me as a pediatric oncology fellow. As I’ve discussed earlier in this blog, it take an increasing amount to generate an overt emotional response. I’ve come to the conclusion that this is due to the fact that my emotional range has been severely re-calibrated as a […]

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Tags: Cancer · Fundraising · Oncology · Pediatrics

A worthy cause …

April 17th, 2007 · 11 Comments

I’ve been a huge fan of Internet radio ever since the first edition of iTunes was installed on my Mac. I’ve written before about WOXY.com. WOXY is a remarkable station that orignally was based in Oxford, OH as a terrestrial station, then lost its license, was resurrected as an Internet-only station, ran out […]

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Tags: Government · Music

Coup - Contrecoup

April 15th, 2007 · 10 Comments

Being from New Jersey, my ears perked up when I heard the news about Gov. John Corzine’s motor vehicle collision. On Thursday night, when the collision was first reported, the news indicated that he wasn’t serious injured. As events unfolded, it became clear that John Corzine was critically injured as a result of […]

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Tags: Medicine

Wherefore art thou, spring?

April 7th, 2007 · 8 Comments

The grey weather is starting to get on my nerves a little. Half of the Arnold Arboretum - the jewel of Jamaica Plain - is populated by leafless trees that look no different to me than they did in December. The other half (near Hemlock Hill), while green, is only so because of […]

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Tags: Boston · Photos

Did they recognize the subtext?

April 3rd, 2007 · 3 Comments

From the New York Times (4/3/2007) article on Atul Gawande, MD. Dr. Gawande does mostly thyroid surgeries, and so it is pretty funny (to me) that while waiting for biopsy results he’s playing a game of hangman (you know, where the rope goes around the neck and if you lose your man dies) on […]

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Tags: Humor · Medicine