Respectful Insolence

Archives for January 24, 2007

You haven’t walked in my shoes!

At the risk of muscling in on Bronze Dog‘s territory, I’ve encountered a phenomenon that ought to be in his list of doggerel but doesn’t appear to be. It appeared in the comments of my post about the Arthur Allen-David Kirby debate and my discussion of how the human tendency to see patterns where none…

I’m sure glad that wasn’t my complication

Via Kevin, MD, a picture of a complication I hope I never have: A description of the complication: A 40-year-old man with Crohn’s disease underwent an uncomplicated operation involving lysis of adhesions that were causing intestinal obstruction. After surgery, a cardiologist inserted a central venous catheter through the left subclavian vein. No problems with catheterization…

The commentary on the Arthur Allen-David Kirby debate is coming in fast and furious. The latest is this excellent deconstruction of Kirby’s parroting of the claim that autistic children are “poor excretor’s” of mercury. I guess I can say that Dad of Cameron took this one on so that I don’t have to…