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Skeptical Scalpel

Skeptical Scalpel is an anonymous blogger and prolific tweeter, and former chairman of surgery and residency program director.

Follow his tweets at @SkepticScalpel and follow his blog at Skeptical Scalpel.

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Seven years ago, a medical student asked me why doctors still used pagers. I blogged about the reasons pagers were favoured…
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Nine years ago, blogger Jaan Sidorov wrote about a new disease that a colleague dubbed 'CoPaGA Syndrome'. CoPaGA [pronounced…
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Freddie Clarence Williams was found unconscious from a drug overdose and was taken to a hospital in New York City, US, last…
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A first-year resident in the US was fired last September when it became known that in 2012 she had tweeted she would …
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I received an email a few days ago. It has been edited for length and clarity. "I would like some advice please. I am a 46…
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OPINION“We need less research, better research, and research done for the right reasons. Abandoning using the number of…
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ANALYSISOne would think a study covered by The New York Times would be both scientifically valid and important. Apparently,…
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