Thoughts on Society, Medicine and Public Health Fuelled by Rudolph Virchow

A pretty pointless post where I ramble on about some of the most powerful aphorisms and sayings of Rudolph Virchow, the master pathologist, the shrewd politician, and the craftsman of immortal aphorisms. In times of inspiration deficiency, turning to the masters is never a bad idea, and like Osler, Virchow never fails to come up with something smart, short and motivating. Here is a selection of Virchowisms chosen purely based on personal biases and opinions. Continue reading Thoughts on Society, Medicine and Public Health Fuelled by Rudolph Virchow

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The Manhattan Principles

From the CDC Webpage on the twelve Manhattan Principles: These “Manhattan Principles” urge world leaders, civil society, the global health community, and institutions of science to holistically approach the prevention of epidemic/epizootic disease and the maintenance of ecosystem integrity by: Recognizing the link between human, domestic animal, and wildlife health, and the threat disease poses to people, their food supplies and economies, and the biodiversity … Continue reading The Manhattan Principles

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The Troubled Helix (Photo by Daniel Mordzinski/AFP/Getty Images)

To bid or not to bid: James Watson and the Noble Auction

James Watson, the celebrated scientist who unraveled the mystery of the structure of the DNA, is set to sell off his Nobel Prize at an auction. If he indeed does put it up for sale, he shall be the first living recipient to have done so. Understandably, the scientific world and interverse has been set aflutter by this decision. However, even as he has created … Continue reading To bid or not to bid: James Watson and the Noble Auction

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Exhibitionism in Medical Education: The Brindley Lecture – Heralding A Sexual Revolution

The first boom in treatment for male erectile dysfunction came in the 1920s and 1930 when the Russian-origin French surgeon Serge Abramovitch Voronoff started to prescribe surgical implantation of monkey testicles in the human scrotum to augment sexual prowess. This gained quite a bit of fan following for a couple of decades and brough Voronoff a lot of fame, acclaim, and of course, money. Now … Continue reading Exhibitionism in Medical Education: The Brindley Lecture – Heralding A Sexual Revolution

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[NSFW] MRKH Syndrome: Legends, Urban and Historical

Disclaimer: Contains strong language, sexually explicit in nature in order to explain bodily functions in a non-jargon manner. Maybe NSFW. This week we had a fabulous case presentation in the department. The patient was suffering from Atypical Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome, as evidenced by the absence of the uterus and cervix, with only the distal part of vagina being present. In addition, she had left renal agenesis. … Continue reading [NSFW] MRKH Syndrome: Legends, Urban and Historical

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[Warning: NSFW] Sex and the CT (MRI, Actually)

Disclaimer: This post contains a lot of explicit images and one explicit video as well. The language is also not suited for the run of the mill blog, but in the spirit of writing unhindered, I have edited myself as little as possible. If there is a possibility that graphic references to (human) sexual activities offend your sensibility then please turn back here. Do not read … Continue reading [Warning: NSFW] Sex and the CT (MRI, Actually)

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