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George Szasz, CM, MD

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Historical documents
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I am going to be 92 years old in a few weeks and am at a crossroad in my life. My wife of 66 years has been in the depths of her dementia for several years, being taken care of by efficient caregivers at home. Just... Read More

A middle-aged woman with long gray hair
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Recent research into the cause of prematurely graying hair strands is offering a faint hope for two promising outcomes: reversal of unwelcome sudden graying and possible access to our biological history hidden... Read More

Roman baths ruins in Fordongianus
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Given our current hand-washing responsibilities related to the COVID-19 situation, I was looking for some background material to write a blog post about the history of hygiene and the impact of the pandemic on our... Read More

An illustration of two nurses with capes, standing over the city in superhero poses
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An interesting review about the value of nurses caught my eye in a recent edition of the Lancet. Titled “Patient safety: The value of the nurse,” the main point of the piece was that the importance of a competent,... Read More

A grandmother and granddaughter hold hands
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As a COVID-19 security measure, many mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers have been isolated in nursing facilities and care homes until very recently. They have suffered the worst of social isolation. My heart... Read More

A stethoscope sits on top of an old medical textbook
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I was accepted into UBC Medical School in 1951 with the proviso that I take a couple English courses in summer school. The admissions committee was satisfied with my science-oriented premed studies, but thought that... Read More

A teenager sits in a hallway, head down
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Being as I am in the 90-plus age category, I had the privilege to receive the Pfizer vaccine against the COVID-19 virus some time ago. As I was searching for more information about the biochemistry of the vaccines and... Read More

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