Scalpel's Edge

A surgeon's notes


All arguments are not created equal

August 23, 2008

Not all arguments are worth having. My daughter had a bad night’s sleep last night, and a late-night tantrum. I […]

Better reasons to do medical research

August 20, 2008

Surgical research has a really bad reputation, and has become a cliche. When people find out I am doing my […]

SurgeXperiences 204 is up at Jeffrey MD

August 18, 2008

SurgeXperiences 204 has been hosted by Jeffrey MD. This weeks theme was “My first time” and there were some very […]

It may be all worth it

August 15, 2008

I always wanted to be a Mummy, a wife and a doctor. Once I had kids, I realized it would […]

Surgeons work longer and stay healthy

August 14, 2008

Seems like surgeons are in a good place. Recent “state of the workplace” research in Australia shows surgeons are retiring […]

What? Rising negligence pay-outs? Astounding!

August 13, 2008

Medical negligence payouts over $500K increased from 04-05 to 05-06. Amazing! Age reports Medical Negligence More Costly Payouts of more […]

“Surgery? Really? Well, I suppose it makes sense from you.”

August 12, 2008

I never planned to train as a surgeon. My life-plan was clear. I wanted to work in a regional area […]

Can’t surgeons and physicians work together?

August 4, 2008

Last week I met an old resident in the corridor. She was once an excellent intern, and is now sitting […]

Image-Pro Plus is a ridiculous program

July 27, 2008

As a PhD student, I analyze digital images using a program called “Image Pro Plus.” The university provides this too […]

Introducing Scalpel’s Edge

July 19, 2008

My name is Cris Cuthbertson, also known as DrCris. Over the last few weeks, I have becoming more involved with […]

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