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George Szasz, CM, MD

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Letters / April 2019

One thing that endears me to the BCMJ is the editor’s page. DRR writes thoughtful, often funny comments about the world around us. His December 2018 editorial, “Sleep, when it no longer comes naturally,” [BCMJ 2018;60:... Read More

Letters / October 2018

Happy 60th birthday to the writers, editors, designers, and all others who create the BC Medical Journal! This journal forms a common bond for the doctors of our province. In addition to presenting valued medical... Read More

Letters / March 2017

A recent survey of BCMJ readers indicated that “only about 9% of readers use as their primary reading medium.” The research results presented do not specify what percentage of doctors read the ... Read More

Book cover of The Reservoir
News / June 2016

By Douglas Hassan, MD. New York, NY: Page Publishing, 2015. ISBN 978-1-68139-655-2. Paperback. Dr Hassan was in several of my classes while working toward his medical degree at UBC in 1987, and then went on to... Read More

Bowels and brains
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The first records of fecal transplantation date back to 4th century China for gastrointestinal complaints. Fifteen centuries later, in the 1950s, bacteriologist Stanley Falkow, concerned about the side effects of... Read More

Canada Day
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I knew about Canada in a geographical sense while going to school in my native Hungary, but we were never taught about this country’s history. In my early youth it never entered my mind to live here. Then, just after... Read More

A senior couple looks at an old photo album together
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I must admit that I’m quite weary of “how to be…” articles. So it was with some trepidation that I began to read the recent BCMJ article by Gordon J.D. Cochrane, “Physicians and their primary relationships: How to be... Read More

A dad and his young son sit at a computer while the son holds the dad's coffee cup up to the dad's mouth
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Historically, the recognition of Father’s Day preempted Mother’s Day by some 500 years. The Catholic church supported the celebration of fatherhood on St. Joseph’s Day from the early 15th century on. Outside of Catholic... Read More