March 20, 2007, 11:25 am

Grand Rounds: New Take, Old Tradition

doctor bag

In honor of the historical look back at the origins of Grand Rounds provided by Dr. Sam Blackman this morning over at Blog, MD, I present this old ad for a classic doctor’s “black bag”.

I’m not sure when this ad was produced, but I bet those prices weren’t exactly cheap!

It has a characteristic called “open-flap”.

Well duh, how are you going to get inside it?

As I mentioned yesterday, I missed this week’s deadline because of my Jazzercise class.

I won’t be missing out on reading Grand Rounds though!

The coffee is brewing as we speak!


It’s also Change of Shift week and our old friend Gina will be hosting over at Code Blog: Tales of a Nurse this Thursday!

Send your nursing-related posts to “codeblogrn at gmail dot com”.

I’m writing my submission today and encourage any and all bloggers with nurse-related stories or nurses with any stories to send their submissions to Gina by the deadline!



  • N=1

    March 20, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    Ever since I locked myself out of Windows and have used a workaround, I can’t get full access to blog md’s site. Gak! I’m going to try to borrow someone’s pc so I can read all of the linky goodness.

    Enjoy your coffee – that sounds too tempting!

  • russian bride

    September 12, 2007 at 3:48 am

    This Grand Rounds is delightful. My grandfather, who graduated in 1911 (pre-Flexner Report) from a medical college that met the standards (whew) had a horse and buffy practice, no radiology in the curriculum, no ATB’s (for several more years) and his yearbook photo of the lab showed 10x powered microscopes – state of the art!

    So interesting, all of the history!

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