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Animals in Biomedical Research: What they have given us and what we owe them

June 29th 2015 | No Comments

Medical research involving human subjects must conform to generally accepted scientific principles, be based on a thorough knowledge of the scientific literature, other relevant sources of information, and adequate laboratory … Continue reading

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Sunshine Sketches of a little LHIN: Thoughts on health care reform in South Eastern Ontario

May 26th 2015 | 2 Comments

The South East Local Health Integrated Network and SECHEF (the South East Community Care Access Centre and Hospitals Executive Forum) have launched an initiative called Health Care Tomorrow, which invites … Continue reading

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The Case of the Invisible Worm: The Immigrant’s Nemesis

April 16th 2015 | 1 Comment

When it comes to parasitic infestations, geography (or at least country of origin) is destiny. Billions of people have parasitic infections. They largely relate to social conditions and parasitic diseases … Continue reading

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Patient-Oriented Care: A disruptive idea that will reshape hospitals

March 25th 2015 | 1 Comment

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. Oscar Wilde  A guest blog featuring Dr. David Holland, Nephrology I asked Dr. David Holland, … Continue reading

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The Th.D. and Innovation at University Hospitals: Advice From The Wizard of Oz

March 3rd 2015 | No Comments

The Th.D. and Innovation at University Hospitals: Advice From The Wizard of Oz Wizard of Oz: Why, anybody can have a brain. That’s a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature … Continue reading

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Skin in the Game: Research, Education and Mohs Surgery-Queen’s has it all

February 10th 2015 | 3 Comments

Spoiler alert-this is a good news story (but it starts out with some depressing facts) When I was in Medical school (1977-81), Queen’s University had 3-4 dermatologists. When I returned … Continue reading

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China in 2015-A SWOT Analysis

January 21st 2015 | 1 Comment

Cantonese Opera-in the park in Guangzhou Robert Heinlein wrote Stranger in a Strange Land in 1961 about Mr. Smith, who emigrates to Earth from Mars. This stranger interacts with and … Continue reading

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Who is Mr. Fezziwig: A Carol for Queen’s University Department of Medicine Upon the Eve of Our Holiday Party 2014

December 16th 2014 | No Comments

Who is Mr. Fezziwig: A Carol for Queen’s University Department of Medicine Upon the Eve of Our Holiday Party 2014 Jorkin: “Mr. Fezziwig, we’re good friends besides good men of … Continue reading

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North Sea Myoclonus and Vasodilator-Responsive Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH): How Defining Deep Phenotypes Drives Disease Discovery

November 19th 2014 | 5 Comments

We teach medical students, “When you hear hoof beats, think horses”. This is sage advice, designed to focus them on recognizing common diseases. However if the galloping beast has cutaneous … Continue reading

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Resolute: Standing on Guard for Canada in an Age of Ebola and Terrorism

October 23rd 2014 | 2 Comments

A brave man dies once…a coward a thousand times-Chinese proverb Two events occurred on, Oct 22nd 2014, that brought to mind the word resolute, meaning determined or unyielding. I was … Continue reading

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