The Doctor as a Humanist Symposium

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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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A great physician

( Sir William Osler – 1849-1919) Nowadays, in medicine and healthcare the patient is at the centre. We have moved away from Doctor- centred medicine to Patient-centred medicine in the majority of countries, and obviously how long ago this happened depends completely on the country that you are talking about. But, in western countries we would…

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Interdisciplinarity

This is a very fashionable term nowadays, and in September the scientific journal, Nature dedicated a whole issue to it. Here is a definition from Wikipedia – “Interdisciplinarity involves the combining of two or more academic disciplines into one activity (e.g., a research project). It is about creating something new by crossing boundaries, and thinking…

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International Case Presentation

A report about the 2nd International Video Conferenced Case Presentation between Sechenov Medical University and Son Espases Hospital on 2nd October 2015. Below is the translation: “We only spoke about the patients in English” On October 2nd Sechenov Uronephrology Institute held the second international clinical conference dedicated to enhancing the skills of professional communication in…

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Daily Tips 15

Confusable words are quite common in English, and here is one that I see being confused very often. To administer means to deliver treatment. In the first image the mother administers the treatment to her son. To administrate is to manage or to director affairs of a business or an institution, etc. In the second…

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Daily Tip 13

Another acronym, and a very common one – ENT stands for Ear, Nose and Throat and the ENT specialist is the same as an Otolaryngologist. Have a great day

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Daily Tip 7

“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity” Hippocrates of Cos

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Interesting Lexis 3 – pain

 Today I am going to touch on the word “Pain.”   Pain is defined as ” An ache or bodily suffering, or an instance of this; an unpleasant sensation, resulting from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; hurt.” and “The condition or fact of suffering or anguish especially mental, as opposed to pleasure;…

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