Monthly Archives: June 2020

Southeast Asia – Indonesia Chapter 1


Garuda is the Indonesian national airline, and the change in amenities it provided on the flight from Bangkok to Jakarta was a stark reminder that I, like Dorothy, wasn’t in Kansas anymore. My memories of that trip are like a … Continue reading

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Daffynitions – 2


We need a break for humor today, after all the weekend news. Southeast Asia stories will resume tomorrow. Until then, if you enjoyed the recent Daffynition post (changing one letter in a word to change the meaning) here are some … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Thailand


Having said good bye to Hong Kong, I flew Cathay Pacific Airlines to Bangkok. The airline had a reputation for being the top choice after Singapore Airlines for flying around Southeast Asia, and my own experience did nothing to contradict … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Hong Kong


It all started with my mentor, Dr. Pincus. He came up to me in the hospital hallway one day, asking me if I was interested in taking a break in my training program, and travel to Indonesia to teach a … Continue reading

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A Mentor for Life


The randomness of life can result in profound influences on our choices of what we do and who we become. Take for instance a Saturday in November during my third year of medical residency when I decided to go bike … Continue reading

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Daffynitions


Recognizing the need for humor in our lives, I hope you enjoy the following: Subject:           Word Play   The Washington Post’s “Style Invitational” asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one … Continue reading

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War Stories From County – Chapter 6


As I mentioned in a prior post, my attending on the medicine service was an infectious disease specialist by training, and he persuaded me to select the infectious disease service as one of my electives. It was one of those … Continue reading

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War Stories From The County Chapter 5


The following are some random vignettes to give you, the reader, a peek beyond the curtain of healing, disease and medical care that made County different from other hospitals. Given the size of the program and the lack of formal … Continue reading

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War Stories From County – Chapter 4


We survived admitting night. Given our sleep deprived state, 8 AM may not have been the best time for our attending to make teaching rounds with us, but it was his responsibility to make sure that our new patients had … Continue reading

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Cat Physics


Cat Physics   1 – Law of Cat Inertia A cat at rest will tend to remain at rest, unless acted upon by some outside force – such as the opening of cat food, or a nearby scurrying mouse.   … Continue reading

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