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George Szasz, CM, MD

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The following 10 medical innovations are anticipated to make a significant difference in medical care in 2021. They were recently announced at the Cleveland Clinic’s 2020 Medical Innovation Summit. In its 18th year, the... Read More

A school
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There are 60 school districts in BC, with 1578 public and 364 independent (some private) schools, filled with about 555 000 students. I set out to learn which of these schools are named after a physician and, with a... Read More

self care
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With or without our pandemic-related social isolation, individual attitudes about intimate self- or partner-stimulation vary wildly. Some people privately accept masturbation but ridicule it publicly, or attach some... Read More

Loneliness
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I have never been much of a runner, let alone a long-distance runner. Still, the title of Alan Sillitoe’s rather sad short story, “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner,” has become a metaphor for my current mental... Read More

Female doctor walking down a hospital corridor
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Do you still remember what is the innervation of the flexor digitorum superficialis? The author of a recent Medscape article complains that students are asked to memorize facts that have quite limited clinical relevance... Read More

Parent with their child at a doctor's office, preparing for a vaccination
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I was born in 1929 in the city of Szeged, then the second largest city in Hungary. By the time I was 8 years old I had survived measles, chicken pox, whooping cough, and a mild case of scarlet fever. In those days... Read More

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