Category Archives: Personal Blog

The Biter Bit – They Want Me to Take Blood Pressure Medicines

When my doctor told me my blood pressure and cholesterol are too high, and I jokingly told him “that’s a problem, because my three favorite food groups are salt, fat and alcohol,” he still rolled his eyes and looked disapproving.  Worse, he told me he wants me to take medicines.  That's About My Reaction Now…
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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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