June 13, 2006, 11:30 am

Think Different at Grand Rounds


Update: new post at Scared to Health

I loved this ad campaign from Apple Computers.

Then again, I love everything Macintosh.

And thinking different is exactly what Niels had me doing for this week’s contribution to Grand Rounds.

This volume is hosted at Niels’ blog The Haversian Canal.

Niels put out some real challenges for this week’s edition and I was inspired to write a poem about a patient encounter.

Trust me, I’m no Bob Dylan. This poem is not “Blowin’ In the Wind” or “Positively Fourth Street” or even “Subterranian Homesick Blues”.

But it is “blowin’ in the list” over at Grand Rounds!


Well, lo and behold, it looks like I have a mall at the bottom of the blog!

It’s the “EmergiMall”!

All I need now is a “Gap”, a “Victoria’s Secret” and a “Starbucks” to have an entire shopping empire at my feet!

Am I the only blogger who gets excited by their own ads?


Back in April, Dr. Bard Parker of A Chance to Cut is a Chance to Cure wrote in this post about this book: Cutting Remarks: Insights and Recollections of a Surgeon.

I bought the book and loved it! It’s very much like a real-life “Scrubs” in that it is both poignant and humorous at the same time. I couldn’t put it down and was sorry when I had finished it.

So imagine my surprise when one of the commenters on my blog was Dr. Schwab, himself!

For a minute I had to wrack my brain for where I had seen the name before but then I realized who it was!

If you want a wonderful book that gives you insight into just what goes into the making of a surgeon/physician, this is the one to buy.

Here is the link to Dr. Schwab’s site at authorsden.com.


  • NPs Save Lives

    June 13, 2006 at 6:05 pm

    I love your new Mall.. Very cool idea!

  • bigmamadoc

    June 14, 2006 at 6:58 am

    Sadly, I didn’t make the cut at Grand Rounds this week. Turns out my very shallow ego doesn’t handle rejection well. I shut my office door and tore everything off the walls and howled for about 20 minutes. Not really, but I considered it.

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