I am a belligerent skeptic of over-the-counter cough and cold medications. I've been this way since well before I ever entertained the idea of being a doctor.
LITFL highlights the 'Uncertainty of Truth' from the 'Dispatches from the FOAM Frontier' series published by Emergency Medicine Australasia.
Viennese physician Stefan Jellinek (1878-1968) produced the book Elektroschutz in 132 Bildern (Electrical Protection in 132 Pictures) in 1931 the definitive collection of early 20th century German methods of accidental electrocution.
Unless you're planning to audition for your local production of "The Wizard of Oz" don't use Coldargan (0·85 mg silver protein, 0·68 mg ephedrine levulinate, 0·24 mg sodium levulinate, and 0·075 mg calcium levulinate per drop) topical vascoconstrictor for your runny nose!
Hey, hey you... have you seen Nurse Ratched?... there is one you know, somewhere around here
Ever wondered where to start on Twitter? How to become an 'expert' at MedTwitter? Josh Mugele lends a helping hand with the Mugele MedTwitter rules of engagement
Ask the average lay person what they take the word evolution to mean, and few will reply “the change in the genetic frequency of a population over time”. The lack of understanding can be further evidenced by US figures where only 45% of people hold true the statement “human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals”.
Coming to terms with depression and mental health issues in the world of medicine
Every emergency department needs to keep a well-stocked pantry. No, not just so that the night staff can survive the torture of middle-of the-night hunger pains. Different types of food can save lives in medical emergencies, or at least help take away a whole lot of suffering...Top ten list of food items that could help in a medical emergency
Having demonstrated the Aussie Rusty Holden Ute, it is only fair that we travel further afield for some more great examples of Jingle Bell Joy
Age: Start or end of shift? Status: Caffeinated. Likes: Chest tubes; Wearing runners to work. Dislikes: Describing CT brains to neurosurgical registrars over the phone. An evening shift at St Anywheres…