Discussion with Dr. Michelle Morse

Today on the blog, I’m delighted to have a brief discussion with Dr. Michelle Morse. Michelle and I went to medical school together at the University of Pennsylvania, and she has been doing great things since, in Haiti and around the world. Question (Philip Lederer) Where were you born and where did you grow up? Answer (Michelle Morse) Philadelphia, PA, specifically West Philly. Question What drew … Continue reading Discussion with Dr. Michelle Morse

In Namibia, reflecting on health care back in the United States

I am currently in Namibia for a brief visit. While overseas, I often reflect on life back in the US. Having Internet access helps. I just read Elisabeth Rosenthal’s fine article, As Hospital Prices Soar, a Stitch Tops $500, a part of her series, “Paying Till it Hurts.” The article is astonishing. From my vantage point here in Namibia, it’s clear that the US health care system is … Continue reading In Namibia, reflecting on health care back in the United States

A 35-year-old man loses consciousness while playing soccer

A 35-year-old man from Mexico passes out while playing soccer. So begins a new online interactive case on the New England Journal of Medicine website. The case progresses with twists and turns, and comes to a surprising conclusion. I am very impressed by the interactive online presentation of the case, and I think it sets a new standard for medical educators. We need our medical … Continue reading A 35-year-old man loses consciousness while playing soccer