Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Shout Outs

 Updated 3/2017-- photos and all links removed as many are no longer active and it was easier than checking each one.

Jeffery, Monash Medical Student, is this week's host of Grand Rounds.  It can be read here.
In this edition, I have a theme of “medicine and war”.  Personally, I have never experienced war, only simulated war-like conditions in military exercises. But my forefathers in Singapore have, during the Japanese occupation in Singapore during World War 2. The British could not defend Singapore and we fell to enemy hands. The Japanese Occupation forms a major part of Singapore’s history. When our government formed, we realised having our own credible defence force was necessary. As such, all able Singaporean males have to serve 2 years of conscript service. As my blog tag line says, i used to learn how to kill. Now in medical school, i learn how to heal.

A new to me blog, The Stitching Surgeon, whom I found thanks to T (Notes of an Anesthesioboist).  She describes her blog this way:
Sewing, photography and a little about a surgeon's life.
I do have a day job...that requires surgery. I also am a wife to my Darling Husband, mother to my cute cat Chloe, aunt to the cutest little girl in the world, sister to my best friend, daughter to the best parents in the world, and seamstress to all the many projects that float into my head.

From White Coat Rants, a link:
Throckmorton’s blog (also noted at Happy Hospitalist) that described how that described how Congress and Pete Stark would have to live their lives if they followed the regulations that were imposed upon physicians. See Stark Reciprocity. Very amusing and definitely worth a read.

Thank you Sandy (Junkfood Science) for your remembrance of Paul Newman.
While not a scientist or doctor, Mr. Newman loved these children. He envisioned a place where children could come, strictly for fun and to enjoy a carefree camp experience that could heal their spirits, encourage, inspire and restore hope and confidence. But it would also have 24/7 medical supervision, with all of the modern medical equipment and top medical professionals that any medical emergency might need. The first Hole in the Wall Camp opened in 1988 in the Connecticut woods and today, there are eleven camp programs around the world. Over 135,000 children have had the chance to attend a camp and be a kid again. The program also provides year-round support to families and caregivers, offering respite, counseling, support, training and other assistance.

Need a new iPod nanos?  Well, MedGadget is having a contest to name the some of the next Nobel Prize winners.  You have until Saturday, Oct 4, 2008 to submit your entries.
So here are the rules:
1. Anyone can enter by writing a comment to this post. Please make sure you leave your email address, so we can get in touch with you.
2. Identify either the scientist(s) or discoveries in Medicine, and/or Physics and/or Chemistry, for your chance to win an iPod nano, or even three of them.
3. If a winner lives outside the US, Canada, or EU, instead of sending the prize, we'll transfer an equivalent amount of ca$h via a PayPal account.
4. Deadline for entries is Midnight Pacific Standard Time on Saturday Oct. 4.

This Thursday there will be no Dr Anonymous' Blog Talk Radio show.  I am looking forward to when he returns.  In the meantime, if you missed any of the shows you can check out the archives.

I don’t know about you all, but it has been fun trying to keep up with Dr Val as she “guest hosts” on various blogs.  There is a bit of a joke based on the “Where’s Waldo?”   Now the question is: “Where’s Dr Val?”   To help you out, here are the sightings I know of:
at Kevin, MD (New Hampshire, USA)
  • Grand Rounds 5:1, In Your Own Words (Sept 23, 2008)

at Kim, Emergiblog (California, USA)
  • Grand Rounds 5:1, In Your Own Words (Sept 23, 2008)

at GruntDoc (Texas, USA)
  • A Wart and the Keys to the Kingdom (Sept 24, 2008)
  • Naughty Radiology Tech (Sept 27, 2008)

at Insure Blog (Connecticut, USA)
  • Dr Val Pays a Housecall (Sept 25, 2008)

my guest, Suture for a Living (Arkansas, USA)
  • Lip Plumping with Restylane (Sept 25, 2008)

at Happy Hospitalist (USA)
  • Are You Safe America? (Sept 26, 2008)

at Vijay’s, Scan Man’s Notes (India)
Dr Val's Radiology Humor (Sept 27, 2008)

at Dr Rob’s, Musings of a Distractible Mind (Georgia, USA)
  • While the Cat's Away (Sept 24, 2008)
  • Speaking of Mice (Sept 28, 2008)
  • Ask Dr Val—Why Can’t I Lose Weight? (Sept 30, 2008)

at MedPolitics (USA)
  • Bill O'Reilly on his Book:  War and Religion,  at the National Press Club (Sept 27, 2008)

at Dr Cris’, AppleQuack (Australia)
  • Technology Can Save Lives (Sept 29, 2008)

at Bongi’s, other things amanzi (South Africa)
  • Haunted by Inaction (Sept 29, 2008)

at Ian, Wait Time and Delayed Care (Canada)
  • Dr Val’s Guest Appearance (Sept 29, 2008)

at Paul Levy’s, Running a Hospital (Massachusetts, USA)
  • Dirty Americans? (Sept 29, 2008)

And in case you missed it, her  live Blog Talk Radio segment at Blog World Expo (Sept 20, 2008) can be heard here.
Considering the places she has “been” in the last week, I suggest we dedicate this Beach Boy song, I Get Around (as done by the Red Hot Chili Peppers),  to her.  Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Ramona, you WIN the "where's Waldo - I mean, where's Val" contest for sure. No one's been tracking me as well as you have. I even got to joke about you being a slim physicist at Dr. Rob's place. You know I'm just jealous! Ha ha!

Jeffrey said...

thanks for the shout out ramona! great job in tracking down dr val. perhaps you should make a separate post for this and everyone will be "citing" your post. great job! :)