Best of PubMed #6

Today’s entry gathers articles on the science of bathtubs and Barbie dolls, voodoo, Frankenstein and a hot potato, etc. If you want to see an entire article, go to the PubMed website, enter the “PMID” number in the search box, and hold on to your seat.

Ejection of a rear facing, golf cart passenger.

Schau K, Masory O.

Accid Anal Prev. 2013 Oct;59:574-9. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2013.07.025. Epub 2013 Aug 6.

PMID: 23958856 [PubMed – in process]

[When poisonous darts get connected with arguments].

Scholz T.

Krankenpfl Soins Infirm. 2007;100(7):18-20. German. No abstract available.

PMID: 17760373 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Hermaphroditism: What’s not to like?

Edlund L, Korn E.

J Theor Biol. 2007 Apr 7;245(3):520-7. Epub 2006 Nov 9.

PMID: 17184795 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Three-Card Monte and pigs wearing earrings.

Hage SJ.

Radiol Manage. 2000 Jan-Feb;22(1):16-7. No abstract available.

PMID: 10787758 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Swearing as a response to pain-effect of daily swearing frequency.

Stephens R, Umland C.

J Pain. 2011 Dec;12(12):1274-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2011.09.004. Epub 2011 Nov 11.

PMID: 22078790 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Lifting spirits with bedpan shuffleboard.

Putre L.

Hosp Health Netw. 2013 Jan;87(1):63. No abstract available.

PMID: 23413624 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Be an Internet millionaire and we may like you.

Barry D.

Mich Health Hosp. 2000 Jul-Aug;36(4):54-5. No abstract available.

PMID: 11010411 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

How to die like a millionaire.


Conn State Med J. 1954 May;18(5):452-5. No abstract available.

PMID: 13150755 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Tapdancing to health.

Laurent C.

Nurs Times. 1993 May 5-11;89(18):18. No abstract available.

PMID: 8516118 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Slash fiction and human mating psychology.

Salmon C, Symons D.

J Sex Res. 2004 Feb;41(1):94-100. Review.

PMID: 15216428 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Slip an extra locust on the barbie?

Delamothe T.

BMJ. 2013 May 20;346:f3293. doi: 10.1136/bmj.f3293. No abstract available.

PMID: 23690504 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Math is hard, Barbie said.

Begley S.

Newsweek. 2008 Oct 27;152(17):57. No abstract available.

PMID: 18972952 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

‘Under-12s have sex one night and play with barbie dolls the next’.

Harrison S.

Nurs Stand. 2005 Jun 8-14;19(39):14-6. No abstract available.

PMID: 15974540 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Barbie Doll” prosthesis.

Zenni EJ Jr.

Orthop Rev. 1987 Feb;16(2):126. No abstract available.

PMID: 3453963 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Is that a bathtub in your kitchen?

Peelen MV, Kastner S.

Nat Neurosci. 2011 Sep 27;14(10):1224-6. doi: 10.1038/nn.2936. No abstract available.

PMID: 21952264 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]


Anatomy of a bathtub vortex.

Andersen A, Bohr T, Stenum B, Rasmussen JJ, Lautrup B.

Phys Rev Lett. 2003 Sep 5;91(10):104502. Epub 2003 Sep 5.

PMID: 14525483 [PubMed]

An unresponsive biochemistry professor in the bathtub.

Mutlu GM, Leikin JB, Oh K, Factor P.

Chest. 2002 Sep;122(3):1073-6. No abstract available.

PMID: 12226056 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

[Are bathtub lifters out?].

Wanke KR.

Pflege Z. 1996 Sep;49(9):607. German. No abstract available.

PMID: 8948977 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

[The wandering path of the bathtub].

Fabian E.

Arch Phys Ther (Leipz). 1969 Mar-Apr;21(2):89-106. German. No abstract available.

PMID: 4922165 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Voodoo dentistry.

Devonald BT.

Br Dent J. 2011 Feb 26;210(4):151. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2011.103. No abstract available.

PMID: 21350514 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Evolution of protein technologies from voodoo to science.

Huisman G, Sligar SG.

Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2003 Aug;14(4):357-9. No abstract available.

PMID: 12943842 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Voodoo Barbie and the dental office.

Neiburger EJ.

N Y State Dent J. 2001 Jun-Jul;67(6):26-7. No abstract available.

PMID: 11501242 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

The nurse of the 1990s: not too bright, believes in voodoo, often kills patients.

Rait C.

Neonatal Netw. 1996 Aug;15(5):7-8. No abstract available.

PMID: 8868692 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Voodoo regulation.

Findlay S.

Bus Health. 1995 May;13(5):63. No abstract available.

PMID: 10164498 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

The ethnobiology of the Haitian zombi.

Davis EW.

J Ethnopharmacol. 1983 Nov;9(1):85-104.

PMID: 6668953 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Frankenstein and the hot potato.

Leeder S.

Aust N Z J Public Health. 1999 Jun;23(3):227-8. No abstract available.

PMID: 10388161 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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