The Sailor’s Syphilis Detecting Handshake: Preventive Medicine or An Oslerian Folklore?

This post is a result of a Tweet that reminded me of my clinical medicine lectures from a several years ago when we were taught that as medical practitioners, we would sometimes be required to act as detectives. Here is the Tweet: http://twitter.com/therealamerican/status/119491884321222657 A great summary of the issue is provided on the MSS website. Here is a video that explains the fundamental principle of … Continue reading The Sailor’s Syphilis Detecting Handshake: Preventive Medicine or An Oslerian Folklore?

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TimeUse: What People Do On Twitter All Day

This is a quickie post before I run to the gym. Hat Tip: Jon Wilkins of Lost in Transcription (and the rather wordy Darwin Eats Cake webcomics). So this is a question that has plagued me so much: what DO people do on Twitter all day? Another curious soul, Scott Golder, decided to get off his back and actually do something about it. timeu.se was … Continue reading TimeUse: What People Do On Twitter All Day

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Blogger’s “Dynamic Views”: 10 Things I Learnt From Using it For A Day

Oh well, Google is finally paying some attention to its vastly overrated blogging service, Blogger aka Blogspot (where my Cargo Cult Medicine blog is hosted). Blogger has come up with “Dynamic Views”, 7 new and snazzy ways of making your blog look so very web 2.0ey. Image Credit I have just started using the Dynamic Views on CCM and based on the experience of the … Continue reading Blogger’s “Dynamic Views”: 10 Things I Learnt From Using it For A Day

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Researching: A Foundation Workshop

Click pic to go to registration site. Undergraduate Medical Education in India sorely lacks any initiation into research knowledge. While I agree this MBBS training is supposed to equip people with clinical and therapeutic skills, in a world which is fast moving towards evidence based medicine, one needs minimal research skills to be able to identify the best possible evidence to apply in their own … Continue reading Researching: A Foundation Workshop

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Grand Rounds 7-50 Over at Dr. Rich’s

Go on to read the latest summary of the best in medical blogging over at the Covert Rationing Blog written by Dr. Rich. I am glad that he found one of my posts fit to be included in his write up. Though initially it was not themed, Dr Rich decided on the theme of Jobs (Obama-related, not Apple-related) to kick off his round up. As … Continue reading Grand Rounds 7-50 Over at Dr. Rich’s

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Conflicts of Interests: Through the Looking Glass

Since my last post on the issue of industry affiliation and authorship in the BMJ (read it here), I have been taking a look into the issue of conflicts of interest. And today, I came across this brilliant TED Talk by Dan Ariely: The main thing about this talk, and in general about conflict of interest (not in the financial sense, for this post) is … Continue reading Conflicts of Interests: Through the Looking Glass

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