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for review…

Like countless medical students before me, my first encounter with Schizophrenia was jarring and remains with me still. The woman was in her late thirties in a Memphis mental hospital. As she began to tell me of her delusional ideas, I felt myself disengaging [involuntarily]. Her ideas were bizarre, paranoid, and fantastic, yet they were […]

yapping constantly at his heels…

Obama speech on Iraq has risks Washington Post By Anne E. Kornblut August 30, 2010 President Obama is promoting the decision to end the U.S. combat mission in Iraq on Tuesday as a fulfillment of his campaign promise to draw the war to a close. But some of the president’s detractors are using the same […]

we don’t need it…

Maybe this is why this blog is called 1boringoldman. I get stuck on topics. I’m currently stuck on  the drug Seroquel, "the fifth best-selling drug in the world" and "the VA’s second-biggest prescription drug expenditure since 2007"… Questions loom over drug given to sleepless vets Associated Press By MATTHEW PERRONE 08/31/2010 WASHINGTON — Andrew White […]

never mind…

It is an obvious fact that a single celled embryo ultimately generates the many different cell types in an adult, yet each of these cells contain the exact same DNA. The study of whatever is responsible for this diversity is known as epigenetics. If all cells have all genes, how is it that some cells […]

new york counterclockwise…

While the point was a yearly week-long reunion with friends from the early 70′s Air Force days, as long as we were in the area, why not see what Upstate New York was about?  It was a trip worth mentioning. We flew to Albany [yellow arrow] and drove to Lake Placid [1] where the six […]

seems only political…

I’m in the second week of a wandering vacation in New York State sort of on sabbatical from blogging, but some stories just stand out and grab one’s attention. It started with defining an early embryo as a person in the antiabortion  wars. While I don’t personally buy it, I can at least follow the […]

on the dark side…

This post is about a tragic and outrageous story. It’s about a young man who had a Schizophrenic Break after college. He was involuntarily hospitalized after becoming homicidal. He ended up voluntarily enrolling in a drug study comparing three atypical antipsychotics [even though he had been declared legally incompetent]. His condition deteriorated, but the medicine […]

70 years ago…

Amazing early 1940′s color photos at the Denver Post photo blog…

tapes after all…

Terrorist tapes found under CIA desk The Associated Press By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO Tuesday, August 17, 2010 WASHINGTON — The CIA has tapes of 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. Discovered under a desk, the recordings could provide an unparalleled look at how foreign governments aided the U.S. […]

too far over the line…

Fox News Ignores Laura Schlessinger’s Racist ‘N-Word’ Tirade ThinkProgress August 13, 2010 Yesterday, Media Matters posted audio and transcript of Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s racially-charged rant in which she, in her own words, “articulated the ‘n’ word all the way out — more than one time.” [11 times in five minutes, according to the Huffington Post.] […]