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Farewell, Dr. Cooley

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) gained significant traction in the medical community courtesy of two eminent cardiothoracic surgeons - Drs. DeBakey and Cooley. After DeBakey's passing over eight years ago, Dr. Cooley continued to serve as…

World Anesthesia Day!

Before the 1840s, the advancement of surgery was hampered by a lack of anatomical knowledge, poor aseptic techniques, and especially a lack of safe, reproducible anesthetic techniques. Beyond remedies like alcohol and opium, patients had…

Price Tags On EMRs

Pundits cite the cost of healthcare as one of the leading issues facing our country. Every year, an increasingly larger fraction of our GDP goes towards labs, images, and medications which are, often times, ordered for no meaningful…

Thoughts About Dell Medical School

It seems like each year (despite the questionable politics of Washington), the number of competitive med school applicants increases. In the context of a physician shortage, this metric seems advantageous; however, we simply don't have…

Methodical Diagnoses – Vitamin C

Baylor Med's first year medical students begin their first real day of med school tomorrow morning. In light of this milestone, I wanted to share something which I initially took for granted as a student but find myself constantly using as…