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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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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

We interrupt this blog for this brief political message …

March 1st, 2007 · No Comments

You may resume your regular programming …
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Tags: Humor · Politics

Kill Your Television.

January 7th, 2007 · 8 Comments

I don’t watch much television (as a matter of fact, one of my favorite gadgets that I’ve acquired is the TV-B-Gone (it’s a great way to make a hospital room quiet on rounds). It’s not that I don’t like television. I do. It’s mindless relaxation that is semi-informative, occasionally funny, and once-in-a-while, […]

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Tags: Humor · Medicine

Ready to Face The New Year

January 2nd, 2007 · 3 Comments

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Tags: Coffee · Humor

OK. That was a little grim. Let’s try this …

December 25th, 2006 · 3 Comments

Ok. James Brown’s death has been covered by pretty much every media outlet. And I’ll admit, this fixation on death around the holidays may be a little grim.
So to lighten things up, and given that it is still technically Christmas, I offer this public service message from the National Health Service (UK). […]

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Lighten the Mood

September 11th, 2006 · 1 Comment

My uncle, who lives in the land of my people (Aventura, just north of Miami), sent me a joke today. Little did he realize that this is one of my favorite jokes. Given today’s grim commemorations, I figured that I’d share it with you, if anything, to lighten the mood a little.
The year […]

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Don’t Upset the Nurses …

September 8th, 2006 · No Comments

… they may kill you with their bare hands.
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I love (the) New York(er)

August 31st, 2006 · 1 Comment

For many, many, many reasons, I love the New Yorker.
I love it as much as I love the really good issues of the New England Journal.
And here are a couple of reasons why.
First, who else would publish this:

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Tags: Humor · Politics