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Spot the Diagnosis! The case of the Jovial Man

In Arts PRN, Medical Concepts by Tetyana Maniuk2 Comments

As part of the Arts PRN series, we will intermittently be featuring pieces of historic art that hint at an underlying medical condition. They say a picture is worth 1000 words… can you Spot the Diagnosis after examining only a painting? Read on to learn not only about the art, but about these fascinating medical conditions. Who knows, maybe they’ll help you make a diagnosis some day (or at least help you out on Jeopardy)! …


In Editorial by Edmund Kwok5 Comments

Defined as someone “having the faculties impaired by alcohol” (or a more practical version: “When you have to hold onto the grass to keep from falling off the earth“), those of us who work in an acute healthcare facility are witness to many illustrious examples of drunk patients coming through our doors. Underaged kids passed out at a house party? Yup. Raging alcoholics who are brought into the ER at least once a …