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George Szasz, CM, MD

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Dementia: Remembering on her birthday
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On Sunday we celebrated my wife’s 95th birthday. We had balloons, we wore funny hats, and we had a cake with many candles. We were noisy and laughed a lot; we kissed her and caressed her fresh haircut. She sat quietly... Read More

Bowels and brains
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The first records of fecal transplantation date back to 4th century China for gastrointestinal complaints. Fifteen centuries later, in the 1950s, bacteriologist Stanley Falkow, concerned about the side effects of... Read More

Canada Day
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I knew about Canada in a geographical sense while going to school in my native Hungary, but we were never taught about this country’s history. In my early youth it never entered my mind to live here. Then, just after... Read More

A senior couple looks at an old photo album together
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I must admit that I’m quite weary of “how to be…” articles. So it was with some trepidation that I began to read the recent BCMJ article by Gordon J.D. Cochrane, “Physicians and their primary relationships: How to be... Read More

A dad and his young son sit at a computer while the son holds the dad's coffee cup up to the dad's mouth
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Historically, the recognition of Father’s Day preempted Mother’s Day by some 500 years. The Catholic church supported the celebration of fatherhood on St. Joseph’s Day from the early 15th century on. Outside of Catholic... Read More

Ελληνικά: George N. Papanikolaou, anatomy lesson
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In 1960, in the context of the then fashionable yearly checkup, I referred a 45-year-old woman patient to BC Cancer’s cervical cancer screening program. Dr David Boyes, former head of BC Cancer, and Dr H.K. Fidler had... Read More

Learning by mistakes
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I read the May 2019 BCMJ editorial, “Mistaken,” with great sympathy for DRR. My stomach gave a lurch as I recalled hereto-suppressed memories of some of my mistakes from my practising past.  Literature exists on... Read More

Victorian pharmacy
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In most Canadian provinces the second Monday of May is observed as a statutory holiday. It is a day to honor the memory of Queen Victoria (1819–1901) and her historical era of the mid-to-late 1800s. From a medical... Read More

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“A man’s work is from sun to sun but a mother’s work is never done.” —Anonymous The Physician Moms Group is made up of 71 000 physician mothers from all over the globe. It was founded in 2014 to bring together women... Read More