Compendium Medicine: A Textbook “of the students, by the students and for the students”
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Compendium Medicine: A Textbook “of the students, by the students and for the students”

I receive all kinds of emails from people who stumble across this blog. A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from the team behind something called Compendium Medicine. This is a project by two Dutch medical students, based out of Amsterdam, who are trying to bring a medical textbook which caters to the needs … Continue reading

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Ebola Outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
Infectious Diseases / Public Health

Ebola Outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are in the midst of an outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. The numbers that have been provided by the respective ministries of health and sanitation and the World Health Organization, which has been summarized in a CDC factsheet show frightening trends. Before proceeding further, let us take a look at … Continue reading

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Public Health

West Nile Virus and Polio-like Syndromes: An Emerging Threat

While the whole nation has been gripped by a media-induced frenzy about the fatal effects of the so-called “litchi virus” (do not get me started on this! This issue deserves a whole post of its own!), another virus-related news has quietly slipped beneath the radars of the cumulative hysteria. This article in the Times of India … Continue reading

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