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Peter J. McDonnell, MD
He is director of The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and chief medical editor of Ophthalmology Times.
Making the "Best of the best" list
In medicine, we find a variety of bests listed in the magazine.
Corporate sponsorships at meeting gets mixed reviews
Dr. McDonnell recalls a scenario involving hotel key cards and corporate sponsorship at a recent AAO meeting.
Dissecting the Hippocratic Oath
The Hippocratic Oath is a connection to ancient times and a call for humans to exhibit honorable behavior.
Good help in terms of employment is hard to find
It's a bummer these days to read the newspaper or watch television news. Terrible job reports, high unemployment, states running out of tax monies to spend because income and property tax revenues are down, and the list goes on.
As humans, it's common to hate to wait
Most of the author's physician friends hate to wait, and he admits he belongs to the same cadre of impatient physicians.
Socializing is still a preferred activity
The privilege of interacting face-to-face doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon.
Author cites a journal article that you can't miss
It is rare that a paper in a medical or scientific journal totally grabs the author's attention.
Facing life as we know it
The author muses on how the government's massive debt is leading federal leaders to desire to control the healthcare system.
Reflecting on oft-confused glaucoma terms
The worst kind of medical journal articles to read are the boring ones, according to the author.
The dismal science
The author reflected on government spending on job creation.


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