And we’re back, time once again for a run down of the very best, most interesting, most educational, most inspiring, and most bizarre stuff I’ve been able to pick up here and there wandering the internet between actual work. This time I have the anatomy of hope, the anatomy of gummi bears, heady philosophy from the likes of Descartes and Barth, the link between marshmallows and intelligence, sculpting shadows and lots more. So have a seat and enjoy the very best of that my meanderings of the ethernet led to-
Out of her own self interest and in behalf of inpatients everywhere, Maria at Intueri, reviews for the rest of us poor physicians in training how to correctly and humanely react to the crying patient with some great alternatives to punting to the inpatient psychiatrist. Funny how many physicians are leading proponents of separating the body from the mind and soul in their work.
I apologize if it seems I am going to often to the same blogs, but great writers keep churning out great writing. At Musings of a Distractible Mind, great writing (and goofy humor) is what Dr. Rob is all about, this time as he continues his series on the physician baby examination by heading south. Look out.
At Neurophilosophy, Mo reports that scientists claim to have successfully found a way to erase memories, in mice at least. But I thought we got that technology from the aliens decades ago, just ask the Men in Black.
I'm serious, you ever use that flashy thingy on me?!
At Medical Futility, Thaddeus Mason Pope presents the unfortunate way far too many American’send their lives in the appropriate medium of the blues. It takes courage to let someone know they are dying, and it takes courage to let family die with dignity. This is a song that explains why it is having that courage is so important.
At Nurse Heidi’s Spot comes a courageous and moving account of the suffering a parent goes through when losing a child, with a vivid and enlightening explanation of the debilitating effects of clinical depression, as Heidi shares a very personal story in hopes of imparting wisdom gained to all who must travel a similar road.