An Unusual Feature of the Building

An unusual feature of the building are the ring bolts in the floor.  Most of the rooms have at least one or two of them, including ours.  Made of steel, the rings are about 4 inches in diameter and ½ an inch thick.  They are set deeply into the concrete and would take a good……


Sam Harris – not so clever

What the recreational drug Ecstasy, a medical scanner, and religion have to do with each other.  Or…why Sam the scientist can’t stop playing with his belly-button…er, rather…fMRI machine.

True ecstasy.  No, not the recreational drug called by the same name.  The real thing.  What is it exactly?  There is one and only one of its kind. ……


Saturday Night Special

Working the trauma service can be feast or famine.  Gunshot wounds, stabbings, auto accidents; their arrival at the hospital is sporadic and unpredictable.  The ambulances are either coming fast, dropping the latest shattered body off or you are insufferably bored.  Sometimes it depends on the day of the week, the time of day, the season……