Category Archives: Film

The Pursuit of Mastery in the Worlds of Medicine and Wine

Medical school becomes a blur after a few years in practice. You forget about all the hours spent in classrooms and then every night after a quick dinner. You somehow block out the “pimping” [There is a nice explanation on … Continue reading

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Winners, Losers at the Golden Globes

Beautiful dresses, talented actors.… What’s not to like about last night’s Golden Globes? Well, how about this little detail from the NYTimes that surprised me:  6:27 P.M. |To Smoke or Not to Smoke at The Globes Here’s the difference between … Continue reading

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Doctor 007

Let’s imagine an action-packed screenplay full of suspense and intrigue and romance (just a little) and… medicine.  Yes, medicine. And why not? After all, in medicine we have potential for biochemical warfare, technological advances in diagnosing infectious disease in relatively … Continue reading

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Film Screening This Weekend!

I am excited to be presenting The Vanishing Oath tonight and on 4/24. There is still time and room to attend. Tickets still available. If you read my blog and are attending, find me and say hello at the event.

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Pharma and Doctors as Bedmates: Notes from the Movie “Love and Other Drugs”

Preface and disclaimer: If you haven’t seen the movie and plan to, DO NOT read this blog post.  If you haven’t seen the movie and weren’t sure if you should, let’s just say it’s a 3 out of 5 stars, … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Taylor – humanitarian

Elizabeth Taylor died today. In addition to acting, she was well-known for raising awareness and funds for AIDS, receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1993 for her work. I never had an opportunity to meet her, but I remember … Continue reading

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Foodmatters: Deepening the Divide

“Man has been called the reasoning animal but he could with greater truthfulness be called the creature of suggestion. He is reasonable, but he is to a greater extent suggestible” – from “The Theory and Practice of Advertising” (1903) Sometimes … Continue reading

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