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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Medical news- the trivial and the amazing

First the trivial:

A recently reported research paper should be reassuring to those folks who have been concerned about the resilency and general toughness of humans. Researchers have determined that all children exposed to some "trauma" do not develop Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSS).

Another surprising finding-at least to someone who has never watched the six o'clock news or read the newspaper- was that exposure to traumatic events was common. So it seems that traumatic events are widespread and most people get over them.

And the Amazing.

You may remember the physician who incurred the wrath of the politically correct by calling an obese patient "fat". Here is a link to a site that quotes the letter from him nominating himself to be Dean of Harvard Medical School.If I were on the selection committee I would want to interview him; I 'll bet he won't get the call.