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George Szasz, CM, MD

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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

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The Harvard Study of Adult Development began in 1938 and is still going strong today. The study set out to understand human health by investigating not what made people sick, but what made them thrive. Starting with 724... Read More

UBC Faculty of Medicine building (Vancouver General Hospital) entrance, 1958.
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Dr Linda Hawker’s recent blog post: “Changes in family medicine—baby boomers look back” gives an insightful and quasi-tearful overview of 45 years’ worth of changes that have emerged in medicine since she graduated from... Read More

Seniors in hospital
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I am 94 years old and, 2 years after the end of a 70-year-long relationship, I live alone. Although I am alone, I am not lonely. I have many friends, appreciated former colleagues, and kind acquaintances. I am in touch... Read More

Internal organs intestinal tract medical illustration 19th century
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Well before my wife died from a 9-year-long progressive deep dementia, she signed up to have her lifeless body donated to the Department of Anatomy at UBC. I believe her body was used for teaching and research. After 1½... Read More

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The observance of a Father’s Day in the US, and subsequently in Canada as of the 1920s, started because of tragic events. One woman’s memory of a mine explosion in West Virginia in the early 1900s, which left over 250... Read More