Monthly Archives: May 2008

Weather Update

Tweet They (the weather forecasters) did it again. They predicted the end of the world for the second day in a row and all we got were mosquitoes. Don’t place your faith in man – or at least not in the weatherman.


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Local Weather

Tweet Last night all the local TV stations interrupted regular programming to warn of an impending storm. The Weather Bug icon was flashing madly with the same warning. A severe thunderstorm was approaching Lubbock. Winds in excess of 70 mph were predicted. A wall of dust was said to be descending on the city. Hale…


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Erik Sjöberg – The Forgotten Tenor

Tweet Last January I wrote that Birgit Nilsson considered Erik Sjöberg one of her three favorite tenors; the other two were Gigli and Di Stefano. I had never heard of Sjöberg and asked if anyone reading the piece could supply some information about the Danish singer. Several months later I was contacted by Torben Sjöberg,…


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Blue Blues

Tweet This is a little off message, but every time my wife and I go to Grand Cayman (several times a year) we go to Blue – the five diamond restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Its an extravagance, but we rationalize by saying that our kids are paying for it. The place is noteworthy for…


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The Insurance-Hospital-Pharmaceutical Complex

Tweet The naiveté of the press when it covers medicine is wondrous. There isn’t any cockamamie nonsense they won’t swallow whole. Katherine Q Seelye has a piece in the New York Times that is about politics. I don’t know much about politics so I can’t comment on most of it. But in discussing the positions…


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Cisplatin Nephrotoxicity

Tweet The pdf file below contains a detailed review of Cisplatin Nephrotoxicity that we published the the August 2007 issue The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. cisplatin-nephrotoxicity


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Who Should Die?

Tweet A recent report considers how physicians should triage patients in the event of a sudden catastrophe that overwhelms the medical system. “The suggested list was compiled by a task force whose members come from prestigious universities, medical groups, the military and government agencies. They include the Department of Homeland Security, the Centers for Disease…


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