Monthly Archives: October 2011

Post Requests

I’m working on a couple of posts, but for now I’ll add an open thread / post requests. What do you want me to write about? What questions do you have that I can answer? (alternatively – simply, who are … Continue reading

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Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions

Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions Meditations (XVII) No man is an island, Entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As … Continue reading

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Medical Education in a nutshell

Jonah Lehrer, c/o Frontal Cortex: The problem with praising kids for their innate intelligence — the “smart” compliment — is that it misrepresents the psychological reality of education. It encourages kids to avoid the most useful kind of learning activities, … Continue reading

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Sometimes, It’s Just That Simple

A recent NYT article addresses the subject of doctoral-degree holders from other fields introducing themselves as “Doctor” to their patients. The word “Doctor” in the health-care setting carries a rich set of meanings and assumptions beyond the achievement of a … Continue reading

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