Month: November 2013

Physician, healthy self?

Surgeon General’s Warning: Providing health may be hazardous to your health. Being a doctor is not as glamorous as TV series would lead one to believe. For one thing, the patients are really sick and not just lovesick (although, sometimes, they are sick all over you). When the Black Death struck Europe, being a doctor …

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Rise of the Clever Brutes

(or: The Rise of Reason and the Fall of Respect) Ideas have legs. Some ideas can outrun a racehorse. Some ideas keep running for centuries, slowly soaking through the fabric of society. Allow me to take you on a brief time warp. Not far, just to the dawn of the Modern Age (and no, it …

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