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Anatomy of the word ‘shellacking’

Anatomy of the word ‘shellacking’

| July 20, 2016

Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH At Downstate Medical Center, where I have taught for many years, one of the courses that first-year medical students have to take is an anatomy class. There they are shown how to vut open and dissect the remains of people who have donated their bodies to science so that students can […]

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Medical despair in disparity

Medical despair in disparity

| April 13, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition: Despair—To lose all hope and confidence. Definition: Disparity—Inequality… difference. Below one’s class. A few years ago, a new but old word appeared on the landscape of health care and that very descriptive word was “disparity,” especially in health care. When a group of people, especially those in a minority, […]

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Emotional triggers

Emotional triggers

| May 1, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Emotional:  Definition:  Abandonment, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed. “By starving emotions, we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them, we become literal, reformatory and holier- than thou; encouraged, they perfumed life; discouraged they poison it.”—Joseph Collins, 1866-1950 American Neurologist. “No soul is desolate as long as there is […]

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An African leading light dims as Ali Mazrui passes

An African leading light dims as Ali Mazrui passes

| October 20, 2014

(GIN)–Renowned scholar, lecturer, school chancellor and “towering intellect” of the 21st century, Ali Al’Amin Mazrui, passed away peacefully at his home in the state of New York where he headed up the Institute for Global Cultural Studies at the State University of New York in Binghamton. Professor Mazrui had an illustrious scholarly life. He authored […]

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