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A Rare Presentation: Pott’s Disease

August 4, 2013


I’d like to share with you a very interesting case of spinal tuberculosis, or Pott’s Disease.  It’s a condition we all learn about in medical school, and which many US physicians will never see due to its rarity.  According to the CDC, about 10,500 cases of TB were reported in the US in 2011, and […]

Running Subcuticular Suture Technique

February 20, 2012


Suturing  is an important part of several clerkships, and whether or not you’re going to be a surgeon, I believe it’s just proper form for a physician to be able to suture half-decently.  Unfortunately, for some of us the opportunity to practice doesn’t present itself often, and we may be rusty when we’re called upon […]

My Fiber Senses are Tingling

January 21, 2012


This week’s Grand Rounds was geriatric-themed.  One lecture was focused on fall risk in the elderly – the speaker thought it would be cute to include this [in]famous picture of the woman from the Life Alert® commercials: Maybe I needed a more stimulating lecture, or maybe my coffee hadn’t yet kicked in, but after seeing […]

Snapshots | Care for Some Light Reading?

May 24, 2011


Recently, while out running a few errands, I decided to grab a quick bite at what has become the only fast food joint I will set foot in – everyone’s favorite, Chipotle. I decided to pay a visit to the restroom before hopping on the line, and found this faux newspaper in a most fortuitous […]

Consciousness (That Annoying Time Between Naps)

March 4, 2011


While it’s unclear just how many American children are sleep-deprived, it’s a scientific fact that 100% of medical students need more sleep.  We can stave off sleep with caffeine and full bladders (a little trick I learned in the Navy), but eventually it will catch up with us – we just pray we’re already sitting […]

“Make it Happen” at RIM Café

February 23, 2011


This blog was never intended to have reviews of restaurants or other establishments, but I’m making an exception: South Philly is a unique place – and you can find absolutely anything in the Italian Market – but I never thought I’d find something as unique as RIM Café. Owner & sole operator René will treat […]

Snapshots | The [Antisocial] Spy Who Loved Me

February 11, 2011


I recently took a quiz with a question I found so silly, I just had to snap a picture of it: First, this question is ridiculous because to answer it correctly, one would have considerable knowledge about the actions and intent of a fictional character (believe it or not, there were plenty of people who […]