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George Szasz, CM, MD

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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

A female Mallard duck and her babies, in a pool
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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing, public demonstrations for racial equality, and caring for my wife in her deep dementia, there was a lovely short pause in my life. For the last month we had... Read More

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I love dictionaries. I have at least a dozen different ones, including several medical dictionaries. I cannot even lift my Random House Dictionary of the English Language, and my Canadian Oxford Dictionary is only a bit... Read More

Doctor talking to a patient
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Dr Mark Elliott’s article in the BCMJ’s January/February issue is an earnest, simplified, yet still confounding explanation of CRISPR,[1] an emerging genetic manipulation procedure for patients suffering from... Read More

Empty roll of toilet paper
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A few weeks ago, while standing in a lineup for toilet tissue, my friend, standing 6 feet away, turned to me laughing, and said, “You know, in 1973 the comedian Johnny Carson read some false information about toilet... Read More