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My Daughter Endorses a Candidate for President!

September 21st, 2008 · 48 Comments

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‘Tis the season!

December 17th, 2007 · 25 Comments

It’s a late night in the Blog, MD household. Mrs. Blog, MD (or Ms. Blog, CRNA to be specific) is laid up with either a really nasty cold, the flu (despite an influenza vaccination), or some other horrible respiratory pathogen. Between her coughs, I caught myself wondering where we stood in terms of our favorite […]

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Ride For Them 2007 !!

July 12th, 2007 · 17 Comments

Hi all,
Despite the “I’m Back” post from a couple of months ago, I seem to have fallen off of the blogwagon pretty hard. It’s certainly not for lack of material. Rather, it’s for lack of time. I’ve been working hard in the lab, working hard in the clinic, and more recently, working […]

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I’m back.

May 6th, 2007 · 117 Comments

As one can tell from scrolling through the sparse entries over the past 6 weeks, I’ve been laying low. It’s actually been a nice little holiday - I find that a break every now and again helps gets the creative juices flowing again. Plus I’ve been working on a couple of other projects, […]

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Tags: Government · Medicine · Oncology · Politics · Rant

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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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

Once bitten …

March 30th, 2007 · 13 Comments

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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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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

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 ?!?
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Tags: Medicine · Politics

The Vaccine Debate Continues

February 28th, 2007 · 1 Comment

One of my favorite public radio shows, On Point with Tom Ashbrook, took up the continuing discussion of the new human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine. You can listen to the broadcast by clicking here (of note, On Point also podcasts their shows).

One of the aspects of the debate around this vaccine that always […]

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Tuesday Mornings …

February 27th, 2007 · 6 Comments

As mentioned previously here, I await the Tuesday morning New York Times with the same level of excitement that I await my monthly copy of Neuro-Oncology. I enjoy reading about the different perspectives on medicine afforded by the Times, and I’ve also grown to enjoy matching wits with the Cases column.
This week’s Cases column, […]

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Tags: Computers · Infectious disease · Medicine