While nCoV19 is a public health threat, the public are perceiving it to be a larger threat than it is. If we have learned anything from SARS, this large gulf between expectation and reality could undermine control efforts against future contagions
Sir William Osler was a man of not inconsiderable talent. A pathologist and clinician. A professor successively at McGill University, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University and Oxford University. Historian and bibliographer of medicine. A naturalist, microscopist, proponent of comparative physiology…and a veterinarian The incessant concentration of thought upon one subject, however interesting, tethers […]
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will claim 250 million lives world-wide by 2050, displacing cancer as a cause of death. Newer tools may hold the key…
Today we explore the evolving ‘furuncle’ or boil. A simple enough beast to deal with under normal circumstances – but in the returning traveler…myriad possibilities raise their ugly heads
Melioidosis is a fascinating disease, with a distinct geography, a wide range of clinical presentations and a complex pathogenesis.
Melioidosis Burkholderia pseudomallei is a fascinating disease, with a distinct geography, a wide range of clinical presentations and a complex pathogenesis.
If we want to control ebola, we must act rationally and follow the advice of experts and not cynical reactionaries.
The placebo effect is well-known in modern medicine. Unfortunately, the most effective medicines we’ve ever discovered are more often used as placebos rather than cures. What are these medicines? Antibiotics. They’ve added 20 years to the average human life expectancy, some would call this a “miracle”. In-fact “preserve the miracle” is the official slogan for […]