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    The Birth of Percussion

    April 1, 2006

    Josef Leopold Auenbrugger: the inventor of percussion Who more appropriate to discover percussion in the human form than a Viennese-trained physician?

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    An Historic Puzzler

    March 1, 2006

    This month in “Flashback:” a medical mystery and competition. This following is an actual case described by Theodore Tronchin. Dr. Tronchin routinely made diagnoses without seeing patients and based on descriptions of signs and symptoms included in patients’ letters.

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    The Colonial Formulary

    February 2, 2006

    Pharmacies have plotted a dynamic course through history, arriving late to North America in relation to other nations.

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    The Dangerous Season

    November 2, 2005

    The hazards of the looming holiday season present interesting challenges for hospitalists

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    The Newtonian Hospitalist

    October 1, 2005

    The forces of our universe are described and measured by a series of laws and equations known collectively as physics. Though we seem far removed from those halcyon (or Halcion) days of college physics, we exist in a universe still ruled by them.

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    Publication as Patient

    September 1, 2005

    Newman ponders how The Hospitalist will evolve during his tenure