Musing of a Contemporary Pathologist

A Tale of Two Meetings; the microsco...

In one month, March 2016, I attended two seemingly widely disparate meetings. The 105thth annual meeting of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) was held at the Washington State...

Easter Memories

The New York Times crossword puzzle for Wednesday May 20, 2015 included, as a clue for 23 across: Holiday not widely observed by Quakers. The answer was: Easter. I did not know that about Quakers but I was...

Doctors who write; It all began with...

A question I am often asked about my first novel, A Little Piece of Me, is: why did you write it? This is usually followed by: how long did it take? I also get asked if it is based on something in my life. I...

How NOT to learn about grand opera a...

1939 was quite a year in the history of the world. World War II began when Germany attacked Poland. The Spanish Civil War ended as Franco conquered Madrid. Albert Einstein wrote to President Roosevelt urging...

Trepanation – (or releasing de...

  Trepanation, or trephining, may well represent the earliest wound inflicted by one human being on another for the purpose of healing and can be considered the beginning of the practice of surgery and...

THE Dodgers, once and forever

  Many times, in the years after my 1984 move to Los Angeles from New York, colleagues would invite me to go with them to Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine to see the Los Angeles Dodgers play. I always...

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