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The Two Toms

Our dear friend, our brother, our hero, the inimitable Doc Tom, died on Good Friday 2006. Even though his untimely death came as a shock, Tom Ferguson had already far outlived the projections at the time of his Myeloma diagnosis over 15 years before. July 8 is Tom’s...

Information Therapy Conference

The Information Therapy conference just ended yesterday and my head is buzzing with a few favorite moments: 1) Josh Seidman‘s speech connecting our venue, the Newseum, to his mission by talking about the history of the U.S. press, mail system, and medicine: the...

Thank you, Dr. Tom

I’m going to express something very personal here, because the community behind this blog is going through a profound transition, and it’s time for an acknowledgement. Many of you who currently read this blog already know this but there will be a new wave...

Empathy via email

There is already an established literature on doctor-patient email, but there is always room for one more journal article, right? Especially one which reveals (to me, for the first time) that the very first phone call was actually a call for emergency medical...

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