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Namibian Didge Lessons

As a kid growing up in rural Australia I was fascinated by the prehistory of our continent.  The ancient Aboriginal stories and creation myths permeated our Western culture.  The opportunity to play the “didge” came up whenever we discovered a discarded length of PVC tube or Mum’s vacuum cleaner pipe laying around.  For those of […]

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A COMPASS that points Nor’west

Today I’m on a deep dive into a newly released trial that has the potential to change the way we manage chronic, stable atherosclerotic disease.  The trial under the spotlight is the COMPASS trial (full text PDF here) published online in the NEJM on August 27, 2017.  It was launched at the European Cardiology Society (ESC) […]

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First10EM Journal Club: July 17

Welcome  back to the latest episode of the First10EM Journal Club with Dr Justin Morgenstern – the man who knows less about a lot than anyone I know!  You will have to listen to understand that backhanded compliment! This month we cover 9 papers on a range of everyday topics and as always a few […]

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First10EM Journal Club: June DasSMACC Edition

Welcome back to the roughly monthly Journal Club with Dr Justin Morgenstern of First10EM fame. This month we have a special edition for you – we invited 6 of our favourite EBM FOAMed folks to join us live in Berlin at DasSMACC.  We recorded the following podcast in the hotel lobby bar over a few […]

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On Free Will, Consciousness, Attention & Gestalt

DasSMACC is just a few days away.  So to get you thinking I have decided to post this rambling train of thoughts that has been brewing for a while in the recesses of my brain.  In honour of our German hosts – this one is an exploration of the concept of Gestalt with a wide […]