Respectful Insolence

Archives for November 25, 2006

The PathGuy makes the case, with a large number of case studies of rock and pop stars who died at young ages. Unfortunately, there’s no systematic epidemiological study that I’m aware of about whether rock ‘n’ roll stars have a shorter life expectancy or higher rate of traumatic death or death due to disease. We…

Something every surgeon should have: LifeStat

Here’s something I’ve been meaning to post for a while that somehow got buried in my list of cool, weird, or interesting links. One of the things they teach surgeons and emergency medicine doctors about is how to use common materials at hand to do, MacGyver-like, a cricothyroidotomy to save the life of someone who…

Has it really been a whole year?

One year ago today, I discovered a rather amusing bit of chicanery on the part of an old “friend,” namely J. B. Handley, the proprietor of and driving force behind Generation Rescue, the group that claims that all autism (not just some, not just some, but all) is a “misdiagnosis” for mercury poisoning. Given that…