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When people play actual Lifeboat, if indeed they do, as the only time I actually saw it played was on an inpatient psych unit, but that’s another story, they always want to keep the doctor, or med student or whatever. Really, they should just toss ‘em to the sharks, because without the right technology a world famous doctor, or even a good nurse, can’t do anything more than an intelligent person with a first aid book could. So far we have identified five drugs that can be used in the stranded situation, and I’ll just throw on one more-loperamide. Sure the runs are hilarious, but pooping...
Our contributors are a talented bunch. We’re always amazed at the amount of creative work they’ve created. We’d like to use some blog posts to focus on their “extracurricular” activities in a little more depth. Today’s post is called the Amys because we have been gifted with no less than four contributors named Amy (or Amye, but we’re counting it.) In no particular order: Amy Browne, author of “Bell’s Palsy: No Hope,” “Lawnmower Accident” and “Heart Attack: Never Too Young” is living a quiet life as far as the internet is concerned. Amy Oestreicher, author of “Perchance to Dream” is a...
Medical Lifeboat Part 2 Welcome back to Medical Lifeboat with Doc Contrarian, a drug related version of the cruel party game where you decide what (or who) you really want to keep… Last time we set up some parameters, and nominated a broad spectrum antibiotic and aspirin for our top two medications to be shipwrecked with. What should be our third choice? This one may surprise you, but I’m going to say…Valium. Valium! What do we need mother’s little helper for? So everyone can get high? Well, I agree that insomnia and anxiety are often worried-well, first world complaints or the cause or...
Hi, Doc Contrarian here. Yes, I’m a real MD, but that’s not my real name. I’m not telling you my real name, because that would be telling. Sometimes I like to rile people up with my opinions, or as I like to refer to them, my irrefutable truths. Other times I just like to sit around and think about medicine, because I’m a colossal nerd. All doctors are really, even the surgeons. Especially the surgeons. They’re nerds that will cut you. Ahem. Anyway we’d like to apologize for that last paragraph, which has nothing to do with the theme of this post, which asks the following question: What are...
Andy Warhol famously said “in the future, etc.” but fame today is not some much attenuated in time, but in intensity, Nowadays the world is full of people who are a little bit famous. Not so 80 or 90 years ago. If you could somehow break through the fame barrier you were a lot famous. You fame was lasting and everybody knew who you were; Picasso, Garbo, Hemingway. Ah, Hemingway. Being a famous writer in the first third of the 20th century was a great gig. You were a celebrity, with paparazzi following you around and people asking your opinions on things you knew nothing about, but better than...
We're starting a "blog." It will be a place for some new topics, some medical history, images, factoids and some thought provoking (we hope) topics. You'll be exposed to our new series "Celebrity Maladies," which looks at the medical history of famous people of the past, and the rumblings of "Doc Contrarian" a doctor with a unique viewpoint on medical topics, among others.

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