Trick or Treatment: Do Doctors Encourage Poor Patient Behaviors?

Happy Pumpkin Day folks, and to celebrate this day of weird encounters, I am going to reel off a list of the commonest peeves I have experienced in the past couple of years I have been doing Medicine. There are obvious gaps in the stories, and many are not even unique to me, but I must say, the more you read stuff and go “Its … Continue reading Trick or Treatment: Do Doctors Encourage Poor Patient Behaviors?

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Charles Beevor: The Sign of a “Bloody” Jerk

Forgive the hyperbolic title. Do not take offense and read on before hating on me. Please note the post script for added justification for this inflammatory title, if you so feel. Thanks. Now on with the main show! Not the best known of neurologists, history has not been very kind to this amicable gentleman, who was, like many other physicians of his era, a very … Continue reading Charles Beevor: The Sign of a “Bloody” Jerk

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Google+ for Google Apps, Open Lab and Exam Musings

So this is a bit of a mishmash of a post. Google Plus is finally being opened up to the Google Apps users! Phew. That settles the hash of using my old Gmail address solely for the purpose of sticking stuff in the Google Plus panel! Anyways. With over 40 million users in a few short months, G+ seems like the place to be as … Continue reading Google+ for Google Apps, Open Lab and Exam Musings

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OAW 2011: Guerilla Open Access

Thanks to Aaron Swartz and Greg Maxwell, the issue of Guerilla Open Access is no longer discussed in hushed tones in libraries and hallways of big academic centers, but it has come out in the open. Now although I must own up to the fact that I am intensely supportive of both civil disobedience and open access movements, the Guerilla OA activities of Swartz et … Continue reading OAW 2011: Guerilla Open Access

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OAW 2011: “Predatory” Open Access–Making Hay When the Sun Shines

As the whole academic world is lamenting the loss of knowledge to paywalls, there are a bunch of unscrupulous people who are trying to mint money off the OA wave. In what has been termed “Predatory” Open Access by Jeffrey Beal in his fantastic review in The Charleston Advisor, the ploy for these posers has been unmasked. Their strategy is two pronged: a. Lure in … Continue reading OAW 2011: “Predatory” Open Access–Making Hay When the Sun Shines

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Grand Rounds Time AGAIN!

Another Grand Rounds is up. This time over at Laika’s MedLibLog, and once again, one of my posts has been put up. Thanks for giving me some jostling space with the most wonderful bloggers on healthosphere! Meanwhile, today is Diwali, the celebration of lights (and sounds), and hence ever since I woke up, my Mom has been on my case (yes, I still live with … Continue reading Grand Rounds Time AGAIN!

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