Category Medical History
Rudolf Adriaan Mees (1873-1964) 340

Rudolf Adriaan Mees

Rudolf Adriaan Mees (1873-1964) was a Dutch psychiatrist and physician. Described Mees lines in acute arsenic poisoning (1919)

James V. Ricci

Biography Born 26 December 1891, Scapoli, Italy 1912 – AB, Brown University 1916 – MD, Harvard University Clinical Professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at New York Medical College Attending Gynaecologist at City Hospital, New York Consultant in Gynaecology and Obstetrics,…
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Mees lines

Mees lines: white bands traversing the full width of the nail, running parallel to the lunula, with no palpable ridges. As the nail grows they bands move distally and finally disappear when trimmed. The finding was initially related to acute arsenic poisoning.
blood and guts shift 340

The Blood And Guts Shift

24 hours in the Liverpool Royal Southern Hospital casualty department, blood and guts shift in 1975. Although the times, people and process have changed - some things stay the same.
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They meant well

I am a doctor who questions a lot of medical dogma. Perhaps my own, somewhat sad medical story at least in part explains this oppositional personality trait. Valendar F Turner FRACS FACEM In 1950, when I was five years old,…
Sir William Osler (1849- 1919) 340 2

Lessons from Osler 003

The art of observation is central to the art of medicine, and William Osler was its greatest teacher. Here are some more lessons from the master.