Respectful Insolence

Archives for September 23, 2007

Why you should be vaccinated

ERV explains: Vaccines strengthen superpowers. Take that, Jenny McCarthy!

World’s worst album cover?

Believe it or not, this post is related, albeit somewhat tangentially, to my area of expertise, breast cancer. It’s also related to one of my great loves in life, namely loud, obnoxious rock and roll. Unfortunately, it involves bad art and an album cover so puzzling that, even when considering the source, I have a…

One reason I don’t do general surgery anymore

Two words: Necrotizing pancreatitis. There’s nothing like repeated trips to the operating room to scoop out bits of dead pancreas, trips sometimes so frequent that we leave the abdomen open to facilitate repeat visits, in patients who are about as sick as any patient you’ll ever see. There are few, if any, problems in general…