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“It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.” - Sir William Osler

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    Saturday, August 14, 2010
    FB Does WWII

    This is very funny and a pretty accurate parody of Facebook. Take a look and notice the timestamps.


    Thursday, August 12, 2010
    Minor (or not so minor) Problems

    I have this bad habit of putting up indefinitely with things that would send other people mad. Truly, it's amazing how many times I will step around cardboard boxes in my hallway without moving them, put up with a freezer section which is so frost-encrusted you cannot fit a thing in it, etc. A similar problem would be the pager with an unreadable display which I have ignored for perhaps a year. Finally this week I sent this email to our medical director's secretary, a wonderful woman who sadly is in charge of crap like this.

    I’d like to get a new pager if possible. The LCD display on my current one has become steadily more unreadable and I am now keeping it in the fridge because that’s the only way I can read it. As a result my family is now beginning to question my sanity, as there are only so many times you can explain why your beeper is in the fridge. Can you help?

    Her answer was "Yes." God bless her. I have a new readable pager now, and it is wonderful! Makes me wonder why I spent so much time wondering whether that display was a '3' or an '8'.


    Tuesday, August 10, 2010
    Medicine Vs. Surgery

    An instant classic.

    (I first saw this at Head Nurse. She is awesome; go read.)