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Medical Axioms

This project began on Twitter in 2010 as @medicalaxioms in an attempt to share great aphorisms from famous dead doctors of the past. Unfortunately, I ran out of good ones after a short time and had to learn to write my own. The content covers a lot of old wisdom that students and residents learn on the hospital wards as they go through the training to become doctors. Most of it isn't really in books because it's too old fashioned—too unscientific and unprovable to pass the necessary tests to get published in a medical journal.

The statements within are not medical advice and...
Recommended by Greg Dworkin, and 1 others.

Greg Dworkinbtw his book is a great teaching tool (Source)

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Widely acclaimed photographer and writer Chris Arnade shines new light on America's poor, drug-addicted, and forgotten--both urban and rural, blue state and red state--and indicts the elitists who've left them behind.

Like Jacob Riis in the 1890s, Walker Evans in the 1930s, or Michael Harrington in the 1960s, Chris Arnade bares the reality of our current class divide in stark pictures and unforgettable true stories. Arnade's raw, deeply reported accounts cut through today's clickbait media headlines and indict the elitists who misunderstood poverty and addiction in America for...

Gerald ButtsStart 2020 off right by following Chris Arnade. His book, Dignity,* was one of 2019’s best reads. * not Integrity. Which also would have been a fine title for it. ;) (Source)

Greg Dworkin@jposhaughnessy @Chris_arnade Arnade's book has amazing (truly) photos as well (Source)

Rabbi Josh Yuter5. Favorite Book 2: Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America by @Chris_arnade. And the winner of favorite book read this year, it's also one of the most poignant books about humanity you will ever read. (Source)

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Why do Republican politicians promise to rein in government, only to face repeated rebellions from Republican voters and media critics for betraying their principles? Why do Democratic politicians propose an array of different policies to match the diversity of their supporters, only to become mired in stark demographic divisions over issue priorities? In short, why do the two parties act so differently-whether in the electorate, on the campaign trail, or in public office?

Asymmetric Politics offers a comprehensive explanation: The Republican Party is the vehicle of an...
Recommended by Ezra Klein, Greg Dworkin, and 2 others.

Ezra KleinSorry to both Dave and Dan. As penance, here’s another plug for Asymmetric Politics, which everyone should read: And for Dan’s great book, The Increasingly United States: (Source)

Greg Dworkin@KnowTheSystem @Edsall @RyanDEnos love that book (Source)

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At the height of WWI, history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the Middle Ages, and 1918 marked the first collision of science and epidemic disease. Magisterial in its breadth of perspective and depth of research and now revised to reflect the growing danger of the avian flu, The Great Influenza is... more

Greg Dworkin@heshsson yes1 brilliant book, which also explains flu better than most other things you will read (Source)

Kyle Bass@Holykisses Remember the Great Influenza of 1918 (amazing book by Barry)...40-50 million died at a 10% kill rate. The higher the rate, the faster it is likely to burn itself out. 10% is a global pandemic nightmare. (Source)

Dave CollumI guess it is a good time to point out that "The Great Influenza" is a great book. If you think modern medicine would have mitigate this one, you haven't read the book. (Source)

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