Category Archives: Personal Blog

Banana Pudding and the Making of a Good Doctor

Because I was writing about precepting a medical student, I looked back at what I had written before. I found this that I wrote 3 1/2 years ago:   When the medical student likened the pieces of banana in the desert at the Chinese restaurant to Reed-Sternberg cells of Hodgkins lymphoma, I knew he had…
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Mouthwash and Medicine – Our Family Roots in Germany

It is bizarre if not gratifying to know that a mouth wash called Odol played a significant part in our family history – or at least the fortune it made for a pre WWII industrialist in Dresden, Germany played a part.   This discovery is of interest partly because it shows there were gullible people…
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Sending Your Male Patients to the Gynecologist

It was a bit disorientating telling this guy I was seeing in the clinic that the painful swelling he presented with was being reported by the radiologist as possibly being scar tissue from a cesarean section or endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrium (the inside lining of the uterus that normally gets shed…
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