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Research Terminology and Important Concepts

This is probably one of the less interesting posts. Just a blob of information. The rote memory kind of stuff. Yay! (cough) Read the rest of this entry


Galen 4

Note: Content has been added to this section since the original Galen post. 

Discussion Topic: What are the ethical implications of vivisection? How do these implications compare to the implications of dissection?
     – animal vs human vivisection, are the implications different?
     – animal rights
     – life value
     – one vs many
     – do the ends justify the means?
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Galen 3

Galen considered anatomy to be the foundation of medicine. Because of this, he felt that studying human anatomy was the center of all medical research. But it was illegal to dissect cadavers in his time. Because of this, he dissected animals.1,3,4,9 He believed that animals would have anatomy like humans. Upon examination of several species of animals, he found that there were more similarities than differences. He applied the similarities to human Read the rest of this entry

Galen: The Father of Experimental Physiology

Claudius Galen was he was born 130 AD in the city of Pergamon (modern-day Bergama, Turkey) and died 200 AD. Galen was “a very prominent physician [that] greatly influenced the development of various scientific disciplines like anatomy*, physiology*, pathology* and neurology, and was considered an authority on medical theory and practice in Europe up until the mid-17th century.”3 He was a Greek doctor in the Roman Empire. He received medical education in his youth (age 16-19), traveled extensively (starting at age 19) and then later attended another school of medicine in Alexandria. He was an expert of his time.1,3,4,9 Read the rest of this entry

Teen Depression

A NIH Post from couple years ago got me to thinking about teen suicide. I don’t work with children or adolescents, so I don’t get as much education about kids. But I stumbled on this post again and got to thinking about it. And, of course, that means I have to write a post about it 😉 Read the rest of this entry

And from NIMH

Source: NIMH » Pragmatic Strategies for Assessing Psychotherapy Quality in Practice

This initiative is intended to support the development and testing of pragmatic tools and strategies for measuring the quality of psychotherapy delivered in practice settings.

This is so needed. There is so much variability in the way that different providers approach treatment Read the rest of this entry

Who Is Diagnosing All These Kids With ADHD?

A national survey asks parents of children with ADHD who made their child’s diagnosis, and the methods used.

Source: Who Is Diagnosing All These Kids With ADHD?

Approximately 11% of US children receive a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and the prevalence of the condition has been increasing in recent decades.

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Random Oinks in the Dark

Silence Killed The Dinosaurs

Comics, Stories, Dinosaurs, Cats

Mistakes & Adventures

What I've always wanted


Multimedia resources for teaching bioethics