Archives for April 29, 2008

MedBlogs Grand Rounds 4:32 Smack Down | Doc Gurley

Grand Rounds Smack Down | Doc Gurley
“Are you ready to ruum-ble? This week here at Doc Gurley is the Grand Rounds Smack Down edition, where the best contenders of the health care blogosphere wrestle down and dirty with tough, scary topics.

Aah, themes.

amed news woke up

When amednews.comdid this happen? closed to nonmembers in 2005, and I stopped looking for medical news there because I’m not an AMA member.

Today I followed a link, and it’s now open to nonmembers (for the first 90 days after publication). This is a good thing, and I’m glad they did it.

My HS Band & Orchestra director elected to the Texas Bandmasters’ Hall of Fame

I’m sure it was my bass trombone and string bass playing in the early 80’s that put him over the top.


>> During Charles Nail’s 17-year tenure as band and orchestra director at Permian High, the bands and orchestras won the Texas State Marching Band contest in 1982 and finished second three other times. It was selected five times for the finals competition.

>> The Permian band was also selected as the Texas State Honor Band and was never awarded less than a superior rating in every contest and festival it entered during his time there, the biography says.

>> The Permian Orchestra was twice chosen as the Texas State Honor Orchestra and also was invited to perform at the prestigious Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic/Convention in 1985.

This leaves out the Marine helo pilot role in Vietnam.  True, that’s not musical, but it will give you some insight into how he ran his bands.  It was a formative chunk of my life, and I owe him a debt of gratitude.

Fort Worth Star Telegram eviscerates JPS Hospital System

IStar-Telegram.comt is a SIX part series, and the first two installments are so bad it’s worse than a car wreck: you know a car wreck eventually ends.

At a certain point it’s just piling on. There are deficiencies highlighted herein that any hospital would be guilty of, and it’s painful to read. Yet it has to be read.

Isn’t this the press King-Drew got before the curtain fell?

For the record, it’s not my hospital system (but I feel a little, just a little, of their pain).