My Experience in New York by Joan Bestard Escalas

The Science  My stay in NY was due to the necessity of our laboratory to learn about one specific technique. Since the start, our research group had been focused on learning about lipid metabolism in colorectal cancer disease. Our human samples analysis found that lipid metabolism is different at the base of the colon crypts…

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The Doctor as a Humanist Symposium

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Volunteering in Neurosurgery

Volunteering in Neurosurgery: Experience in Tanzania with an NGO from Jonathan McFarland

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Medicine and Humanities

This painting was painted by Pablo Picasso when he was just fifteen years old. I have always thought about its similarity with Luke Fildes, The Doctor, which was painted a few years previously but Picasso’s painting was probably more influenced by the Sevillian painter, Luis Jimenez Aranda. It is interesting to note that Picasso used…

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Cluj Napoca

    Around two Weeks after returning from Moscow and my naming as the new Head of the Academic Writing Office in Sechenov Medical University, I was off again, and this time my destination was Cluj Napoca in Transylvania, Rumania. Just as many believe that Spain is only flamenco singers and bullfighters, many believe that…

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Illness and Disease

Today I wish to discuss a pair of words: Illness and disease. I think that they are interesting because very often they are considered to be synonymous, and especially by Spanish-speaking doctors, who only have one translation for both these words: Enfermedad. The Merriam Webster dictionary states that illness is ” a condition of being…

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Training Overseas by Mar Escudero

I apologize for the lack of posts in recent months but am really happy to introduce another Guest Contributor, who maintains the very high standards set by others in the past with ease. Dr Mar Escudero is a resident Dermatologist working and training in Son Espases University Hospital in Palma de Mallorca, and she has…

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Daily Tips

Friedrich Nietzsche ( 1844-1900), the German philosopher, cultural critic and poet said: “Truths are illusions of which one has forgotten that they are illusions”.

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To The East

To the East Can you imagine a beautiful and melancholic grey winter landscape, surrounded by snowy trees, and a cold so, so intense that you can feel it soaking your spine? That was our welcome to the impressive Russia… My name is Daniel Rodezno, 5th year resident of Urology at Son Espases University Hospital in…

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