Saturday, May 25, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mario Joseph and Father Jean-Juste

Wednesday, May 08, 2013


Photo by Maria King Carroll

"Attitudes are more important than abilities. Motives are more important than methods. Character is more important than cleverness. And the heart takes precedence over the head."

Denis Parsons Burkitt, 1911-1993

(Dr. Burkitt was an Irishman who drove across sub-Saharan Africa in his beat up Ford pick up truck. He found many African kids between the ages of 5 and 8 years who had deadly facial tumors. He biopsied the tumor and it was found to be caused by a virus. Who would have thought that a virus could cause a cancer now called Burkitt's lymphoma?)

Monday, May 06, 2013

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Social Injustice in Medicine

Science has revolutionized medicine but there was no revolution and no plan for ensuring equal access. Excellence without equity is what you now inherit. It’s the chief human rights problem of twenty-first-century medicine, and only when we’re all under general anesthesia of the soul will we be able to ignore it as the century marches on.

Farmer, Paul (2013-03-02). To Repair the World (p. 18). University of California Press. Kindle Edition.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

More than Technology