I follow a Facebook group of physician moms.  We share and offer feedback on everything from a clinical puzzle to a frustrating patient encounter, and we offer our tricks for how to find balance in a crazy medical life.  I’ve seen several recent posts about women being called Mrs. even when it is known they are a physician.  Most recently there was a long post where a female physician at ...

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There is no better place to watch science in action than in the world of medicine. It was discovered in the 1930s that blood, in the presence of a certain streptococcus bacteria, did not clot. The agent formed by the bacteria was isolated and eventually called streptokinase, the first "clot-buster." Through the decades, pharmaceutical companies created other similar drugs, but the overall use was still fairly infrequent. The early heart ...

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