Voices of Medicine

By Del Meyer on 08/18/2020 10:41 PM

Sent in by his patient   Monday, July 06, 2020. This was posted by my old doctor, Richard Loftus. He was and is a great doctor. He stopped seeing patients several years ago to teach full time. He teaches at Eisenhower Hospital in Rancho Mirage. This is rather sobering. I’m in a hotspot hospital in […]

By Del Meyer on 08/04/2020 1:01 AM

Hypersomnolence and Sleep apnea are very relevant and important to treat. Also See Section 13. A Personal Experience I can relate to sleep disorders inasmuch as I frequently had difficulty staying awake in Medical School lectures. It was a common problem and was attributed to long study sessions and sleep deprivation.  Sleep medicine was not […]

By Del Meyer on 06/19/2020 1:04 AM

Covid-19, Sars-CoV-2, MERS, Ebola, Marburg Virus All have a natural reservoir in Bats The common cold virus, the most ubiquitous of the upper respiratory infections, was first isolated in 1956. Subsequently, many more viruses involving the nose and throat (coryza or rhinoviruses) were isolated. They are contagious from 1-2 days before symptoms begin until they […]

By Del Meyer on 05/05/2020 11:26 PM

Voices of Reason – Are we repeating the events that led to the Great Depression? Mackinac Center for Public Policy President Lawrence W. Reed debunks the conventional view and traces the central role that poor government policy played in fostering this legendary catastrophe. . . Adapting a phrase from 19th century writer Henry David Thoreau, […]

By Del Meyer on 03/30/2020 12:51 AM

Seminar on March 25, 2020 8 AM KST (tomorrow: + 16 hours) Part 1: 8 AM KST Overview and characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19 What it is, how it is transmitted, implications for containment measures. Part 2: 8:40 AM KST How Korea has responded and how that response meshed with the requirements of containment for […]

By Del Meyer on 03/23/2020 8:26 PM

2014 marked the sixtieth anniversary of the appearance of the World Medical Journal (WMJ). The journal is published quarterly and it reflects the aims and activities of the World Medical Association. It is not the task of the WMJ to publish new scientific medical research. This is clearly the function of the multitude of information […]

By Del Meyer on 01/01/2020 10:22 PM

As managed care was conscripting the medical profession in the 1980s and 1990s, and doctors became impotent to the forces of control of our professional expertise, very few took the risk of not signing the managed care contracts being circulated among us. When I go to the Medical Grand Rounds at the UC Davis Medical […]

By Del Meyer on 12/17/2019 2:49 AM

Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarismby James Stevens Curl, Oxford, 592 pages, $60 In a recent debate in Prospect magazine on the question of whether modern architecture has ruined British towns and cities, Professor James Stevens Curl, one of Britain’s most ­distinguished architectural ­historians, wrote as his opening salvo: Visitors to these islands […]

By admin on 10/17/2019 8:30 AM

Moreover, though we pay lip service as a society to diversity and tolerance, we increasingly demand uniformity. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine argued that doctors should not be permitted to opt out of performing procedures that they considered unethical on the grounds of con­scientious objection. Once the profession, guided by […]