This book provides an introduction to medical office nursing by giving an overview of the medical office as well as tips to maximize nursing’s role. Students and new clinicians will find the information valuable as they start their medical office nursing career. Topics include location, reimbursement, role, and care provided. The book also examines the […]
JOHN SNOW, THE BROAD STREET PUMP, THE GHOST MAP, AND CHOLERA In 2006, Steven Johnson’s book on London’s most terrifying epidemic was published (1), and in 2007, Sandra Hempel’s book on the same topic was published (2). London in 1854 contained 2.5 million people in its 30-mile circumference. The city stank because of the animal […]
SIX BILLION PEOPLE The world population reached 6 billion on October 12, 1999 (1). The population in 1960 was 3 billion, and in 1804, 1 billion; thus, most of the population growth has occurred in the 20th century. The latest billion people were added in only 12 years.
When I started my tenure as editor in chief of The American Journal of Cardiology in 1982, I began writing editorials for each issue. I did so for a decade and still contribute several editorials each year. Here I reprint (with permission from the publisher) some of these columns. References for each section appear in […]
SOME THOUGHTS FROM THE WISE “The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.”–William Osler
A NATION OF 300 MILLION In 1800, the US population was just over 5 million; in 1860, 31 million; in 1900, 76 million; in 1950, 151 million; in 2000, 281 million; and as of October 2006, 300 million (1). By 2040, our population is predicted to be 400 million. The USA has added 100 million […]
The December 2003 conference on heart disease in Williamsburg, Virginia, was the 31st such conference to be held in that city and has been directed by one of us (WCR) since it began in 1972. The conference usually attracts about 200 enrollees, most of whom are repeat attendees. The conference provides 19.75 hours of continuing […]