Searching my image library for adjunctive multimedia has brought back some great memories. Indeed wearing my retrospectacles affords wistful reminiscences of the persistent, whining and obtuse questions I asked (without research) of my mentors during training.
The latest buzz word in the medical blogosphere is ‘overdiagnosis‘. This iatrogenic neologism is increasingly being seen as a significant threat to human health. Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of “disease” that will never cause symptoms or death during a patient’s lifetime.…
Territorians expect the NT News to feature a croc story on the cover most days. Usually the headlines are along the lines of ‘croc kills shark’, ‘croc found in swimming pool’, ‘croc chases motorcycle’ or ‘croc found at airport’. The…
Are you bewildered by anatomy? Do you keep getting lost in the maze of nerves, muscles, tendons, vessels, bones and ligaments? Never fear, help is at hand in the form of Sam Loman's human body 'subway' map. Never get lost again.
If you are new to intensiveland and find yourself bamboozled by all the numbers, indices and machines that go ping. There is only one reference you need turn to... Titled "Alice in intensiveland. Being an essay on nonsense and common sense in the ICU, after the manner of Lewis Carroll."
One of great joys of being an emergency doctor, (and also one of it's sobering features) is that, on certain occasions, there will be unfortunate members of the public who present to hospital having done something ridiculously stupid. Many of these foolish acts are chronicled in the Darwin Awards.
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