Entries by Kelly McNeal

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Pick’s disease, as it was known back in my day (whenever that was) is now frontotemporal degeneration. Watson Fields is hosting a meeting for effected families in a few weeks to see how they’re doing and if we can do anything to help. Pick and Alzheimer were contemporaries and armed with microscopes, scalpels, staining fluids […]

THREE HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

Since “two heads” is already taken and is about 500 years old, I’m going with an original saying, “three heads…” in honor of research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) which found that teams of physicians are more likely to make correct, complex diagnostic conclusions than are physicians working by themselves. […]

HAIR CUT

The barber was chatting me up while doing my crew cut, which is usually a waste of her time. Since we were celebrating the Norman Langlois Veterans’ award for his donations of the Empire Beauty Schools’ services to Veterans, however, I was feeling a little chatty. She had a barber’s license and a cosmetologist license. […]