Commentary on medical news by a practicing physician.

  • Epocrates MedSearch Drug Lookup


    "When many cures are offered for a disease, it means the disease is not curable" -Anton Chekhov

    ''Once you tell people there's a cure for something, the more likely they are to pressure doctors to prescribe it.''
    -Robert Ehrlich, drug advertising executive.

    "Opinions are like sphincters, everyone has one." - Chris Rangel

    email: medpundit-at-ameritech.net

    or if that doesn't work try:


    Medpundit RSS

    Quirky Museums and Fun Stuff

    Who is medpundit?

    Tech Central Station Columns

    Book Reviews:
    Read the Review

    Read the Review

    Read the Review

    More Reviews

    Second Hand Book Reviews


    Medical Blogs


    DB's Medical Rants

    Family Medicine Notes

    Grunt Doc




    Code Blog: Tales of a Nurse

    Feet First

    Tales of Hoffman

    The Eyes Have It


    SOAP Notes


    Cut-to -Cure

    Black Triangle



    Kevin, M.D

    The Lingual Nerve

    Galen's Log



    Doctor Mental



    Finestkind Clinic and Fish Market

    The Examining Room of Dr. Charles

    Chronicles of a Medical Mad House



    Health Facts and Fears

    Health Policy Blogs

    The Health Care Blog

    HealthLawProf Blog

    Facts & Fears

    Personal Favorites

    The Glittering Eye

    Day by Day


    The Business Word Inc.

    Point of Law

    In the Pipeline


    Tim Blair

    Jane Galt

    The Truth Laid Bear

    Jim Miller

    No Watermelons Allowed

    Winds of Change

    Science Blog

    A Chequer-Board of Night and Days

    Arts & Letters Daily

    Tech Central Station





    The Skeptic's Dictionary

    Recommended Reading

    The Doctor Stories by William Carlos Williams

    Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82 by Elizabeth Fenn

    Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatole Broyard

    Raising the Dead by Richard Selzer

    Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks

    The Sea and Poison by Shusaku Endo

    A Midwife's Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich



    American Academy of Pediatrics

    General Health Info

    Travel Advice from the CDC

    NIH Medical Library Info



    Saturday, September 09, 2006

    Meme Tag: GruntDoc sent me a Meme-and-Run, which as far as I can tell is like a blog chain letter. He got it from Intellinurse, who got it from a blog called Moof. I usually ignore chain letters, but I like GruntDoc, even when he's being a grouchy ER doc. So, here goes:

    1) Are you happy/satisfied with your blog's content and look?
    Not really. If I had more time, the content would (might) be better. If I had more of an artistic sense, the look would be better.

    2) Does your family know about your blog?
    Of course. It's hard to hide when you're on the computer most of your spare time.

    3) Do you feel embarrassed to let your friends know about your blog?
    What friends?

    4) Did blogging cause positive changes in your thoughts?
    It made more likely to challenge the conventional wisdom of my profession.

    5) Do you only open the blogs of those who comment on your blog or do you
    love to go and discover more by yourself?

    I like to read all kinds of blogs.

    6) What does a visitor counter mean to you?
    It reassures me that I'm not out here in cyberspace talking to myself.

    Do you like having one on your blog?
    Yes, although it isn't a very fancy one.

    7) Did you try to imagine your fellow bloggers and give them real pictures?
    I always have a mental picture of a person in my head when I'm reading their blog. It's hard not to do. I spent a couple of years imagining that Derek Lowe looked like my old chemistry professor from college. Imagine my surprise when he posted a photograph and turned out to be much younger, better looking, and sans pipe.

    8) Admit it. Do you think there is any real benefit in blogging?
    It saves my family from my rants.

    9) Do you think that blogger's society is isolated from the real world or
    interaction with events?

    Not at all. Most bloggers have real jobs in the real world. Their blogs are hobbies that provide respite. Professional writers are the ones isolated from the real world and meaningful interaction with events.

    10) Does criticism annoy you or do you feel it's a normal thing?
    It annoys me, but most of it turns out to be constructively useful.

    11) Do you fear some political blogs and avoid them?
    I don't fear them, but I find some of them to be quite annoying. I do avoid the hateful and intolerant ones, however.

    12) Were you shocked by the arrest of some bloggers?
    Who got arrested?

    13) What do you think will happen to your blog after you die?
    It will evaporate into cyberair.

    14) What song do you like to hear?
    How Can I Keep From Singing.

    What song would you like to link to on your blog?
    This one.

    15) The next victims?
    I'll answer chain letters, but I won't send them. Sorry.

    posted by Sydney on 9/09/2006 08:35:00 PM 2 comments



    Thought I'd pass a bit of info on MEME's on to you ...

    "What is a MEME?"

    They're somewhat more respectable than a chain letter.

    By the way ... I loved your responses!

    By Anonymous Moof, at 12:26 AM  

    Nice work!


    By Blogger Allen, at 1:32 AM  

    Post a Comment

    This page is powered by Blogger, the easy way to update your web site.

    Main Page


    Home   |   Archives

    Copyright 2006