Best of PubMed #13

How to get a really bad x-ray report.
Stubbs DM.
South Med J. 1990 Jul;83(7):827.
PMID: 2371605

The central role of the nose in the face and the psyche.
Andretto Amodeo C.
Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2007 Jul-Aug;31(4):406-10. Review.
PMID: 17551776

The gossip. Does your partner talk too much? Do you?
Dick T.
EMS Mag. 2010 May;39(5):22.
PMID: 20491309

An ethicist’s commentary on replacing confined pigs with dogs.
Rollin BE.
Can Vet J. 2006 May;47(5):416, 418.
PMID: 16734368

An ethicist’s commentary on the case of the anorexic client who does not feed her dog.
Rollin BE.
Can Vet J. 1997 May;38(5):263.
PMID: 9167875

An ethicist’s commentary on the case of a veterinarian with a client who has illicitly imported boar semen.
Rollin BE.
Can Vet J. 1995 Nov;36(11):674.
PMID: 8590422

Resistance is futile.
Berry S.
JEMS. 2008 Jul;33(7):144. doi: 10.1016/S0197-2510(08)70272-9.
PMID: 18602597

One bad apple affects a barrel of apples.
Herrick JB.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1989 Jul 15;195(2):168.
PMID: 2619799

Beware of big words.
Bakzer HW.
Nurs Qual Connect. 1994 Sep-Oct;4(2):9.
PMID: 7767282

Things we wish we hadn’t said.
Haas KB.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1994 Jul 15;205(2):162.
PMID: 7928566

Let me tell you about bedpans.
Mason V.
Nurs Health Care Perspect. 1997 Sep-Oct;18(5):231.
PMID: 9369700

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