Category Archives: Humour

A LETTER TO THE EDITOR…

Anyone who knows the frustrations of submitting a paper to a review panel of a peer reviewed journal must read this letter to the editor. It quite accurately describes one’s feelings during the review process. As the letter says: “We … Continue reading

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TOO MUCH?

CPR teaching videos taken too far?

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OBSTETRIC EPIDURAL

From the Danish duo Wullfmorgenthaler. Being Danish, they’re not always SFW. And often just bizarre and weird. But sometimes very funnny. This one helps me get through my obstetric night shifts, with their commotio cerebri regimen pager calls (i.e., about … Continue reading

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LESSONS FROM EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS

Ruralflyingdoc, aka Dr. Gerry Considine, has a post on his blog to lighten up your Friday. Listing “things I (and others) have learnt from working in Emergency Departments”. A lot of classics there. Continuously updated.

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RANDOM MEDICAL NEWS

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BEST VISUAL PAIN SCALE. EVER.

Allie Brosh at Hyperbole and a half made an emergency department visit with her sick boyfriend and wrote Boyfriend Doesn’t Have Ebola. Probably, which includes a great analysis of the current visual pain scale. She is also proposing an awesome … Continue reading

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BRUCE LEE ON AIRWAY MANAGEMENT

Not really, but this great piece came just in time for the weekend: Dr. Minh Le Cong writes on Airway Kung Fu – The Way of the Laryngoscope.

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A WORD ON VACCINATIONS

Best pro vaccination video I’ve seen in years! Most people and parents are sensible enough to get their children vaccinated. Vaccinations have been one of the biggest leaps made by medicine. Ever. There are many false claims and undue fears … Continue reading

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EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE

A classic from BMJ 2003, for those who haven’t had the pleasure of reading it. Smith and Pell are giving it to fanatical supporters of evidence based medicine. Evidence based medicine is important, and has given us a lot of … Continue reading

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ANAESTHETISTS VS ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS

You can spot an orthopaedic surgeon a mile away by their hunched posture and the bad habit of dragging their knuckles along the floor. Other specialities have, confronted by this vision of the man-ape,¬†¬†assumed it reflects their intelligence. The standing … Continue reading

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