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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A Doctor’s Touch: An Oslerphile’s Delight

First watch this TED Talk: This talk touched upon one of the most important aspects of Medicine today. It is indeed a cruel irony that a profession so close to humanity is now so devoid of care for the very subject of its existence. While the issue with the iPatient may not be the main problem for a developing nation like India, we have our … Continue reading A Doctor’s Touch: An Oslerphile’s Delight

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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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