Tag Archives: Summer 2016

On Longcope Rounds

 Kevin R. Fontaine Birmingham, Alabama USA (Summer 2016) The Four Doctors, 1905 John Singer Sargent Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Dr. Hunter Champion keys the code in and enters the Longcope Office holding two plastic bags and a cardboard box with Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.  Senior resident Parker Ruhl, interns Ben McEnroy and Susan Quan, and […]

Paradise Lost – John Milton

  Before his final expulsion from paradise Adam was taken to the highest mountain in the garden, where the archangel Michael showed him what misery the future will bring to man: Immediately a place Before his eyes appeared, sad, noisome, dark; A lazar-house it seemed; wherein were laid Numbers of all diseased; all maladies Of […]

A Simple Cure

Huy D. Phan University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado (Summer 2016)     Photo by Elisa Paolini On the wards, time is limited. Always writing notes, rounding, learning. There is seldom a chance to sit and talk With the people called patients. But from time to time, Notes are completed before noon, Rounds […]

Age and Aging

Myron F. Weiner, M.D. Dallas, Texas (Summer 2016)   Age, a mere number, is neither enemy nor friend. Aging Stirs us from primordium Though maturation To our universal fate. Age measures our finitude Aging, our fortitude. Adding strength when young Stripping when old Of sensibilities Of strength Leaving only lassitude. The years are not to […]

Sweet Success

Ralph Green Sacramento, CA (Summer 2016)   The Chocolate Girl by Jean-Étienne Liotard, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, circa 1743-44  The chocolatiers were smiling at their unexpected luck Without a cent of ad expense they stood to make a buck. A scholar in NEJM 1 first pompously opined That choc-o -late ingestion may emancipate the mind And […]

Philosophy of science and medicine series — IV: Alexandrian period

Philip R. Liebson Chicago, Illinois (Summer 2016)                      Euclid                                        Ptolemy  The Alexandrian tradition was first manifested in the Royal Museum in Alexandria, established by the Ptolomies who […]