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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.
Working hard, hardly working?
Where the experts may have gotten this one wrong
The lesson of flight 214
The lesson of flight 214 for us in medicine is that we should be creating teams of people (physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists, technicians, etc.) who know each other, can anticipate what is coming next, and communicate well.
An attention ‘grabber’
Once again, Einstein’s theory of relativity gives rise
Hail to Wall Street!
Market as predictor of demand for U.S. ophthalmologists?
‘The right thing to do’
On the rippling effects of alleviating suffering for free
It’s the 'law'
Why unintended consequences can have bad results
Profile of democracy
Observations of modern American political science seen from the past
Playing it safe
Risk-averse behavior creates self-defeating pattern
Taking care of yourself
Milestone birthday celebration gets a shot in the arm
Truth be told
We doctors should probably always think the best of our patients, honoring and respecting them. But that can be hard sometimes, because they are a bunch of liars. Does this seem a bit harsh to you? Well, a recent review of studies on patient veracity reveals some striking findings.

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