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Archives for July 23, 2007

Iron surgeon?

The other day, Sid Schwab, surgeon blogger extraordinaire, brought up a question that, I’m guessing, most nonsurgeons wonder about from time to time when contemplating how it is that we surgeons do what we do. What about bathroom breaks? Given that most of the surgery that I do is breast surgery, my operations rarely take…

Smoking and Parkinson’s disease

After the invasion of the smoking cranks last week into the comments of the three posts I somehow ended up doing on the topic of secondhand smoke (SHS), the health dangers it poses, and some of the deceptive quote mining used in the service of trying to discredit studies demonstrating a moderate but real risk…