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George Szasz, CM, MD

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Green 3D illustration showing spores conidia and conidiophore
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In 1927 Alexander Fleming (1881 - 1955) a Scottish biologist, physician, microbiologist, and pharmacologist, spent part of August 1928 with his family on a holiday. He returned to his lab on 3 September, finding... Read More

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Recently I came across a book titled Sex After Grief: Navigating Your Sexuality After Losing Your Beloved. The book was written by Joan Price, a 72-year-old widow and author of several books celebrating older age... Read More

Quantum computing
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Richard Feynman (1918–1988), an American theoretical physicist, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics. He was a keen popularizer of physics... Read More

the future of physical exams
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In the 1960s the Star Trek television series took the viewer to life on a spaceship traveling beyond our solar system. Dr Leonard “Bones” McCoy, medical officer of the spaceship, was equipped with a tricorder, a medical... Read More

email pen-pals
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In August 1958 my favorite cartoon character, Charlie Brown, began to write to his pen-pal for the first time but was soon thwarted when he spilled ink all over his letter. The stalwart little character did not give up... Read More

Reading while recovering
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My total hip surgery and my 90th birthday happened within days of each other. My supportive friends gifted me with books both to celebrate the occasions and to provide me with entertainment while I was in temporary home... Read More

The Gendered Brain
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Brains are not naturally male or female, is the thesis put forward by neuroscientist Gina Rippon in a new book, The Gendered Brain: How Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Brain.  What is... Read More

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Monday 5 August is BC Day, a civic holiday to celebrate achievements in our province and relax with friends and family members in our gardens or our lovely public places. I do not have a green thumb and hardly know the... Read More

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