Congratulations to David Anderson, the winner of the PK SMACC-talk competition with his 400 second long talk on the history of prehospital and retrieval medicine.
A cool infographic that visualises the history of social media – there is nothing new and nothing special. We’re just finding better ways of being connected.
Dr Foote’s Home Cyclopedia of Popular Medical, Social and Sexual Science was initially published in 1858…but is it still relevant today?
Rather than epithets and dogma, it is best to turn to empirical evidence to learn how to give an unforgettable talk. As Laurence Klotz demonstrates, G. S. Brindley’s 1983 lecture on erectile dysfunction is truly unforgettable.
The malaria disease is caused by a Plasmodium protozoal parasite, post proboscis penetration by an infected Anopheles mosquito. Here we discuss Malaria vaccine
I had the great fortune to pick up an original edition of “Diseases and Remedies – 1898” on a recent second hand book shopping spree in Dunedin, New Zealand.
A shout out for Whonamedit.com: a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms that aims to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person.
William Osler’s Australian connections and his Australian legacy is discussed in the Medical Journal of Australia.
On examining a patient’s eyes you note that the pupils are small, irregular, non-reactive to light and constrict when focused on a near object. The diagnosis?
In “See For Yourself” I briefly mentioned my most memorable teacher, forensic pathologist Tim D. Koelmeyer. As a medical student attending autopsies, as well as coping with the sights, sounds, and smells of the autopsy room and the presence of a recently deceased corpse, I had my mind blown apart by the enigmatic Dr Koelmeyer, […]
Sir Sydney Smith relates the ultimate lesson in the art of observation by Joseph Bell, the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes and forensic science
What follows is the first report of penis captivus in the Philidelphia Medical News of December 13, 1884: