Archives for August 2007

An imperfect end

Frankly, this is a bit gross. I’ll put the post below the fold, and read at your own risk. You’ve been warned.

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“Show me your hand…”

…said the surgeon as he walked up to me.

I’m a helpful guy, so, up goes the hand.

“That might do”, he said musingly.

Do for what?

“I have a patient with a rectal foreign body…” and his voice trailed off as he walked.

No, he didn’t call, though I’m willing to lend a metaphorical if not always a physical hand.

Interview bleg

Not for me, though, but for a reporter who’s interviewed me before:

Hi. Remember me? I’m a New York-based medical journalist who writes for DMN’s Sunday JobCenter section. I’m now working on a story quickly about what else one can do with an M.D. degree other than practice medicine. Do you know someone in a less conventional role whom we could interview? Please advise.

So, if you do, send me an email (not a comment; use the ‘contact’ link above) and I’ll forward it. I can vouch for her ability to keep the story straight and to make you sound a lot smarter than you sound.

Tom Jones Syndrome

via Aunt Sue, who’s now in hiding:

 “Doc, I can’t stop singing ‘The Green, Green Grass of Home.'”

“That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome.

” Is it common?”

  Well, “It’s Not Unusual.”

Proud Brother Moment

My brother (The Aerospace Genius as I’ve dubbed him) was the lead engineer developing this plane:

It was unveiled at Oshkosh this year, as a surprise. It was a little easier to keep the secret, as this single-engine plane went from first meeting to first flight in 200 days! Way to go little brother (and the very capable company he works for)!

No, I’m not buying one (I’m just a doctor), but if I hit the Lotto it’d be on my short list.

I don’t know what’s going on at UAB

but their Emergency Department has some very talented video people.

And let us not forget the UAB Rap.