Scalpel's Edge

A surgeon's notes


Dear non-medical research colleague

November 24, 2008

Please don’t be insulted. When I say that yours is a 9 to 5 job, it is not to say […]

What I learnt as a patient about healthcare providers

November 21, 2008

Recently, I had a chance to be a patient, and I was reminded of the frustrations of being a patient. […]

Why do surgeons call themselves Mr?

November 10, 2008

Ever wondered why your surgeon calls himself Mr? Because he is likely to be a bloke! According to the Royal […]

Technological blindness

November 7, 2008

There is no sense. I can see that now. That’s the only thing I can see. … Everything that isn’t […]

Valuing medicine and buying the right to complain

November 5, 2008

I have been considering undergoing laser correction surgery for myopia. This surgery is viewed with suspicion by people around me, […]

The other side of the waiting room

November 3, 2008

As a fifth year medical student, I spent an afternoon in burns outpatient clinic, in an outer suburb of Melbourne. […]

Null hypotheses

October 31, 2008

A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking. via The purpose of the null hypothesis […]

No clean Feed, Senator Conroy

October 29, 2008

The Minister for Communications, Senator Conroy, supported by Mr Kevin Rudd, has decided that Australia needs an internet filter. The […]

Dear non-doctor person

October 29, 2008

When you ask for a corridor consultation for the third time about a medical condition, it is time to go […]

SurgeXperiences 209 at the Chloroform RAG

October 28, 2008

A newcomer to SurgeXperiences, Chloroform RAG, has posted this fortnights edition. It is a great round up of some interesting […]

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