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Timothy C. Rowe, MBBS, FRCSC, FRCOG

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Dr Rowe is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia, former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, and a former BCMJ Editorial Board member. He is a recognized expert in menopause and hormone therapy.

Editorials / October 2007

Although I’m not really qualified to do so, there I was, talking to a predominantly American audience about what makes a good doctor. It’s a subject on which most of us have some opinion, and who was I to tell them... Read More

Editorials / January/February 2007

Nowadays we are less punished by feelings of conscience than we used to be, as Mr Alexander McCall Smith has observed, because guilt is slowly disappearing from our lives. On the one hand, that’s a good thing, because... Read More

Editorials / May 2006

Sometimes I wonder how much any of us look beyond our own immediate concerns and needs. I can’t remember if it was the seventies, eighties, or nineties that was supposed to be the “me decade,” but it has certainly... Read More

Editorials / October 2005

If people in influential positions say stupid things, I used to chuckle, shake my head, and make a mental note not to take them seriously in the future. Bit by bit, however, I’m chuckling less and feeling alarmed more.... Read More

Editorials / January/February 2005

I am beginning to despair that civility may be lost and gone forever. Civility—the art of respecting people you probably don’t know—is something that those of us of a certain age took for granted until quite recently,... Read More

Editorials / April 2004

I wish I had more equanimity. Apart from the annoying daily practice issues, I (and many others) feel the effects of bigger irritants, such as contract negotiations and the way we are portrayed by our paymaster. I am... Read More

Editorials / October 2003

Mr Chrétien announced his retirement, so I applied to become a Canadian citizen.  Canada Customs and Immigration sent an eight-page application form that focused on the peripheral details beloved of governments... Read More

Editorials / January/February 2002

Last year I was one of a few Canadian physicians granted an audience with one of the megastars of our specialty to discuss developments in women’s health, and postmenopausal health in particular. I use the term megastar... Read More