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April 2011

Life Beyond Medicine

The Path to Online Peace: @DrVes

I was having a twonversation with Dr.Ves of Clinical Cases and Images blog fame, and I was wondering how he keeps doing so many things all at once, and it was then that he said: SM Q: "Don't you sleep?" A: I schedule blog posts (3 months in advance) and tweets (1-2 days in advance)… Keep Reading

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Time to Make Yourself Heard: West Bengal Polls

In my bid to keep the tone of my blog politically neutral, I shall try not to show any particular political proclivity in this post. A couple of my friends were rather reluctant when I called them and asked them how their electoral exercise went. In fact, they were rather apathetic about the whole exercise.… Keep Reading

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#MedEd

On the Wrong Side of Right…

A terrific TED talk that I stumbled on Dr. Ravi’s Posterous blog. A great bit: “The way to succeed in life is to never make any mistakes: we learn these really bad lessons really well.” The thing that struck at me in this narrative, which I zoned out for a little bit at the end,… Keep Reading

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Just Like Olden Days

This was bound to happen sooner rather than later. A side with a decent spin department was bound to trap the Kolkata Knight Riders in their own trap. So Kochi, the new kids on the IPL block, were to face off with the old losers, KKR. Batting first, Kochi opened with long time KKR gunner,… Keep Reading

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Pulitzer for American Oncologist

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Centre, has been awarded the Pulitzer prize in the general non fiction category for his book, “The Emperor of Maladies: A Biography of Cancer”. He is a graduate from Stanford University, University of Oxford and Harvard Medical… Keep Reading

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Chasing the Dragon: Then and Now

Not as colorful a post as the title might suggest, just random reblogging of video contents doing the rounds on the major music channels of India. The first one is the original bong snorting song back from the 1970s. The video is special mainly because you can see that John Lennon worked the Bollywood circuits… Keep Reading

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House M.D./Research Blogging

House M.D. 1.02: Denialism

Once you have read the plot, you will understand what I am going to deal with in this post. The key to understanding how House reached a diagnosis of SSPE in the adopted kid was in a funny encounter he had in the clinic. A yummy mummy had brought in her kid who she was… Keep Reading

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House M.D. Plot: 1.02 Paternity

The next episode happens to be one of my favorites because this is one of the few cases where House’s flights of diagnostic fancy is actually comprehensible to my mere intelligence. Also, there is this one thing I have to ask: in diagnosing SSPE, can we take a trans-pupillary retinal biopsy by poking in through… Keep Reading

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House M.D. 1.01: Pilot/Everybody Lies: Plot

Since I started writing this series anayzing House MD episodes blow by blow, I have received a few (considering the really few readers this blog has anyways, the definition of “a few” remains open to interpretation) requests to add some more details about the plots themselves so that people do not have to wrack their… Keep Reading

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