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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.
'Seeing yellow: Discussing yellowing of the vision
The author discusses beach soccer, Van Gogh, and yellowing of the vision.
Now you see it...
Before starting medical school, the author spent a summer doing chemistry research at his state university.
How being a nice guy plays out in the workplace
The author addresses the benefits of agreeableness in the workplace.
Waiting for surgery
A recent trip provided the author the opportunity to visit two countries on two different continents and learn a little about their health-care systems, and, more specifically, how they care for patients with cataracts.
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.

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