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George Szasz, CM, MD

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Cell structure, cross section of a cell
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I recently finished reading a book by Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Song of the Cell. Actually, it is not quite true that I’ve finished reading it, I find myself going back and back to reread how cells in the body “... Read More

Doctor speaking with patient and patient's partner in hospital room
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In 2021, the Canadian government brought in Bill C-7: An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Medical Assistance in Dying), expanding the right to seek medical assistance in dying (MAID) to Canadians who aren’t near death... Read More

Group of cyclists
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The BC Lung Foundation’s Bicycle Trek 2022, exploring the beautiful and fresh-air-filled Fraser Valley, was supposed to take place 10–11 September 2022. It was planned as a 200 km ride—part fundraiser, part weekend... Read More

Pathologist holding a cross section of the brain
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A recent CTV news story revealed that the UBC Faculty of Medicine is running low on a precious resource—cadavers. Over 20 years ago, my wife and I signed up to donate our bodies to UBC Medical School. In November of... Read More

Syphilis positive test
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During my fourth year of medicine (68 years ago) my small clinical group was led to the bedside of a man recently admitted with the diagnosis of syphilis. “Remember this visit!” said our clinical instructor, “you will... Read More

Young female doctor being harassed by a superior
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A recent Lancet editorial[1] quotes a survey of 2458 doctors in a report on sexism in medicine for the British Medical Association that found that 91% of women doctors in the UK have experienced sexism in the workplace... Read More