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April 1, 1843 - "Julie's 7th birthday (and mine, too)"

April.1. st. Saturday. 1843. 57. Van Dam. St. N.Y.
Raining fast all the morning.
Damp, unpleasant air.
This month commences in a truly  characteristic manner, smiles and tears are the order of the day.  223 more words


Cancer Gone…But Challenges Can Remain

Even years after cancer enters remission or is cured, the story is not necessarily over. There is evidence from multiple sources showing that side effects and related issues can linger, causing ongoing problems for cancer survivors. 368 more words

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Today I Learn: Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trial

I’ve known RCT for years, but never realized that it has subtypes. or rather spectrum.

I’m taking yet another online course, this time from Karolinska Institute in edX. 163 more words

Geek Apprentice Learns

Modern Answers to Problems

I once worked at a hospital where the nurses on the floors would start IVs for patients headed to surgery.  If they had trouble getting an IV, they would keep on trying until they had trashed or blown every vein the patient had before quitting and sending the patient to the OR. 311 more words



We, medical students, have something called “clinical postings” everyday (starting from our second year in MBBS)…..where we’re supposed to attend OPDs (as observers), have case-discussions, learn minor clinical procedures and observe major ones, etc etc…. 441 more words


March 27, part B and March 28, 1843 - "The engagement"

March 27, con’t.

When Mr H. came in to dinner, he handed me a letter from Dr J. his brother; announcing his engagement to Miss Wicks, and the fact that in six months their nuptials will be consummated. 426 more words


Laying the Foundation

I didn’t know that I wanted to be a surgeon for a long time, I wasn’t one of those kids that talked about growing up and being a doctor, the complete opposite actually: I wanted to be a lawyer and was an English major with an emphasis in Creative Writing for the first two years of my college education. 276 more words