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David R. Richardson, MD

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Dr David Richardson joined the BCMJ Editorial Board in 2006, and was editor of the journal from August 2008 to May 2022. Dr Richardson has been a general practitioner in Langley since 1992 and is on active staff at Langley Hospital. His extracurricular activities include soccer, mountain biking, and competing as a triathlete.

Editorials / December 2008

I read an article in the newspaper recently stating that the new president of the Canadian Medical Association, Dr Robert Ouellet, during his inaugural address, had called for an increased private sector role in... Read More

Editorials / November 2008

As a full-service family practitioner, I often feel like the guy from Star Trek. No, not Kirk, nor Spock, Bones, or Scotty. Not even Sulu. No, the other guy. You know the one—the guy who is assigned to be part... Read More

Editorials / September 2008

I read the history of the BCMJ recently and noted in 88 years of publication, first as the Vancouver Medical Association Bulletin, then as the BCMJ, there have only been six editors. JAW or Dr Jim Wilson (aka Cuddles)... Read More

Book cover for Principles of Internal Medicine
News / July/August 2008

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th edition. Edited by  A.S. Fauci, MD, E. Braunwald, MD, D.L. Kasper, MD, et al. Toronto: McGraw Hill, 2008. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-146633-2. Hardcover, 2754 pages plus... Read More

News / March 2008

How Doctors Think. by Gerome Groopman, MD. Houghton Mifflin, 2007. ISBN-10: 0618610030 ISBN-13: 978-0618610037. Hardcover, 320 pages. Regular $29.95; $18.87. Have you ever thought about the processes... Read More

Editorials / September 2007

Were the last dinosaurs aware of their impending extinction? Did the T. rexes sit around in bars nursing a beer and reminiscing about what once was? Of course not, their arms were too short. I’m not upper-limb... Read More