Medicine’s exponential acceleration

These two books are some of my most prized medical possessions.  The first, Combe's Physiology, is an 1843 edition of a text by Andrew Combe, MD, "Physician Extraordinaire to the Queen in Scotland and Consulting Physician to the King and Queen of the Belgians."  The title page takes care to note that 6 woodcuts appear …

Giving Thanks

I'm an incredibly fortunate guy. I have an amazing family, a fulfilling and healthy life, and a rewarding career as both a physician and a leader.  I have much to give thanks for this holiday weekend, but today I give thanks to American healthcare system in which I've practiced medicine for nearly a decade. American medicine …