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George Szasz, CM, MD

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Letters / April 2019

One thing that endears me to the BCMJ is the editor’s page. DRR writes thoughtful, often funny comments about the world around us. His December 2018 editorial, “Sleep, when it no longer comes naturally,” [BCMJ 2018;60:... Read More

Letters / October 2018

Happy 60th birthday to the writers, editors, designers, and all others who create the BC Medical Journal! This journal forms a common bond for the doctors of our province. In addition to presenting valued medical... Read More

Letters / March 2017

A recent survey of BCMJ readers indicated that “only about 9% of readers use as their primary reading medium.” The research results presented do not specify what percentage of doctors read the ... Read More

Book cover of The Reservoir
News / June 2016

By Douglas Hassan, MD. New York, NY: Page Publishing, 2015. ISBN 978-1-68139-655-2. Paperback. Dr Hassan was in several of my classes while working toward his medical degree at UBC in 1987, and then went on to... Read More

A dad and his young son sit at a computer while the son holds the dad's coffee cup up to the dad's mouth
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Historically, the recognition of Father’s Day preempted Mother’s Day by some 500 years. The Catholic church supported the celebration of fatherhood on St. Joseph’s Day from the early 15th century on. Outside of Catholic... Read More

Ελληνικά: George N. Papanikolaou, anatomy lesson
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In 1960, in the context of the then fashionable yearly checkup, I referred a 45-year-old woman patient to BC Cancer’s cervical cancer screening program. Dr David Boyes, former head of BC Cancer, and Dr H.K. Fidler had... Read More

Learning by mistakes
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I read the May 2019 BCMJ editorial, “Mistaken,” with great sympathy for DRR. My stomach gave a lurch as I recalled hereto-suppressed memories of some of my mistakes from my practising past.  Literature exists on... Read More

Victorian pharmacy
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In most Canadian provinces the second Monday of May is observed as a statutory holiday. It is a day to honor the memory of Queen Victoria (1819–1901) and her historical era of the mid-to-late 1800s. From a medical... Read More