Herculean

Louis Constan MD Hercules was the ancient Greek hero, celebrated for accomplishing 12, yes twelve tasks, each one considered impossible by itself; so, to this day we refer to something that is really, really hard as a “Herculean task.”  Such, we might call the task of...

Hope

Stressed as you are these days, you may, on occasion, scan the local media for signs that someone is actually doing something to alleviate the short-term, or to prevent the long-term suffering that your home-town is undergoing.  And, added to the burdens of dealing...

Credit Due

As we reflect on the progress of our careers in medicine, and on the progress of the Medical Profession as a whole, it is wholly appropriate from time to time that we give due appreciation to those physicians who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.  Those...

Wonderful, Wonderful

Something wonderful is about to happen. What?  Where?  When? We’ll get to the details later. For now, I am told that Jerome Adams MD is now finalizing his “Surgeon General’s” report. And what, exactly is that, anyway?  Very interesting, these Surgeon Generals...

Suicide Prevention

Patient one is visiting his Family Doctor for a routine visit, which begins with some friendly chatting: “What have you been up to Joe?”  “Oh, being lazy, just sitting on my front porch looking at the bridge.” “You mean the Zilwaukee Bridge? What are you thinking...