The irrational yet irrestible urge to know or make known. The CC is a "club" founded by a small group of medical professionals, who have made a pastime of turning medical cases and discussions into medically irrelevant history lessons, philosophical rants, and displays of one-upsmanship. The official premise, since the "club" was named, has been to exchange and discuss various books, movies, and ideas. Sometimes we eat sushi.
Monday, February 02, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
“Happiness consists in realising it is all a great strange dream”
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Psychopath Test
I recently listened to 'The Psychopath Test' by Jon Ronson on audio. It's by a journalist who writes about his efforts to learn about the "mental health industry" and psychopaths in particular. It is narrated by the author and the Welsh accent took a little time to get used to but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Along the way he discusses a mysterious book called "Being or Nothingness" and his trek to find and meet its author who turns out to be eccentric but not likely a psychopath. The book is not the central theme but it is mentioned throughout and I found it intriguing. According to Wikipedia 'The Psychopath Test' spent all of 2012 on the UK Best Seller list and 10 weeks on the NYT Best Seller List. I had not heard of this book and discovered it on a message board post discussing non fiction books that are a must read. That was also where I found the book Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. It was really good too.
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Where the Wind Leads
I just finished this book. It is about one of our resident's family and their escape from Vietnam. Bao Chung is his name and he now lives in California and is married to an Asian MD.
Friday, July 18, 2014
The Green Heron7/18/2014 07:19:00 PM 0 comments
The Green Heron
From a distance, the Green Heron is a dark, stocky bird hunched on slender yellow legs at the water’s edge, often hidden behind a tangle of leaves. Seen up close, it is a striking bird with a velvet-green back, rich chestnut body, and a dark cap often raised into a short crest. These small herons crouch patiently to surprise fish with a snatch of their daggerlike bill. They sometimes lure in fish using small items such as twigs or insects as bait.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Summer Mystery7/16/2014 07:31:00 AM 13 comments
Monday, July 14, 2014
Saturday, July 05, 2014
not Granuloma Annulare
I had multiple opinions...first dermatologist thought it was GA, I was agreeable because at first it did look like GA...no good treatment for GA but I tried any one I could find. 2nd and 3rd dermatologists fungal skin slide...no organisms seen. Treated myself anyway with Lamsil and now( not above ) it is gone...not before it got in the follicles of my eye lashes and eye brows....which also cleared with the anti fungal.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis
Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis very good article. This is not uncommon and is NOT herpes. Usually leaves pigmented(melanosis) lesions where the vesicles were.