November 2010 Issue

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Guitar design is not brain surgery

In 2002, having recently undergone board certification as a neurosurgeon, Robert J. Singer, M.D., sat down at his kitchen table with some butcher paper and a few drafting instruments and began designing electric guitars. Once he had completed a dozen designs, he engaged a factory in Korea to make the more »

Stories of Living with Diabetes

Forty patients—all with different circumstances, backgrounds and treatments each have one common story to tell: living with diabetes. Co-authors Alan Graber, M.D., Anne Brown, R.N., M.S.N., and Kathleen Wolfe, R.N., M.S.N., compiled these compelling patient stories in their new book “A Life of Control: Stories of Living with Diabetes,” published by Vanderbilt University more »

The two Dr. Zics

Conventional wisdom says never to look a gift horse in the mouth, but on a normal day seeing patients in the clinic, John Zic, M.D., found himself staring down at a literal gift horse, not quite sure how to more »