Macbeth: How does your patient, doctor?
Doctor: Not so sick, my lord, as she is troubled with thick-coming fancies that keep her from rest.
Macbeth: Cure her of that! Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with some sweet oblivious antidote cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff which weighs upon her heart.
Doctor: Therein the patient must minister to himself.
― William Shakespeare, Macbeth
August 15, 1057–King Macbeth (Mac Bethad mac Findlaích) is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada (Malcolm III). It probably didn’t happen as Shakespeare wote it, but these guys were real historical figures.
(P)retensions of “science” are the last refuge of those who offer neither the evidence nor the logic that are integral to science.
How does one go about resuscitating a centaur?
So a doctor (@FredWuMD) took to Twitter to ask fellow medical professionals an incredibly important question – if a centaur was in the midst of a cardiac arrest, where would you presume the heart is? Where would you use defibrillator pads?
Does a centaur have two hearts? If so, which do you defibrillate? How many joules should you use?
Read the article to find out their conclusions, and add any suggestions you may have!
Albert Anker–“Schulmädchen bei den Hausaufgaben” (Schoolgirl with homework)
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
“An almond doesn’t lactate, I must confess.”
–FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, on cracking down on calling nondairy products like soy and almond drinks “milk.”
I have a bad feeling about this…
Americans may soon be able to get cholesterol-lowering medications and other widely used prescription drugs without seeing a doctor, a first step in
what could amount to sweeping changes to how patients access treatments for chronic conditions.
The Food and Drug Administration in a draft guideline on Tuesday outlined how such a status, which the agency said could help lower health-care costs,
would work. Patients could answer questions on a mobile-phone app to help determine whether they should be able to access a medication without a
“Our hope is that the steps we’re taking to advance this new, more modern framework will contribute to lower costs for our health care system overall
and provide greater efficiency and empowerment for consumers by increasing the availability of certain products that would otherwise be available only by
prescription,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement.