An internal medicine resident's journey through public health, island living, medical school, clerkship rotations, internship, residency and life...with many pit stops, detours and distractions along the way. This blog is a gallimaufry of stories, pictures, videos, things I like, things I see and things that catch my attention even if for a fleeting moment. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Take the world apart and figure out how it works. - Built to Spill, 1994.
Getting Better: 200 Years of Medicine
This 45-minute documentary explores three remarkable stories of medical progress that have taken place over the course of the long history of NEJM. In 1812, we had no understanding of infectious disease, surgery was unsanitary and performed without anesthesia, and cancer was unrecognized. Two centuries later, this film tells the story of research, clinical practice, and patient care, and of how we have continued to get better over the last 200 years.