Army Axing High-Tech Soldier of Tomorrow- MedTech Losses Predicted

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DefenceTech reports today that the US Army has decided to axe it’s $500 Million (so far) Land Warrior Soldier of the Future program.  If this goes through the fallout loss of future medical technology under development will be enormous. many do not realize the enormous amount of medical technology that trickles down from the military (such […]

DITM Finalist for Weblog Award 2006!- Best Medical Blog

DITM Fever Spreads! What a wonderful day for DITM. The 2006 Weblog Award Finalists List was just posted– there it is in black and white to my delight: docinthemachine – finalist for best medical blog! We have been chosen in the top 10 which means we are in the running! As they say vote early […]

Grand Rounds 3.11 Are Up

The latest edition of Grand Rounds, the best of the medical blogosphere, is up at The Antidote: Counterspin for Health Care and Health News.  Wow- a blog focused on “casting a critical eye on health and health care news and policy”- glad to see it. I am delighted that she chose to include my post […]

Is Paper Medical Publishing Dead?

Forbes has a fantastic article about some of the economics of ebooks and epublishing.  This correctly portends the inevitabe replacement of a significant amount of publishing (most?) by electronic replacements.  Several tends and technologies are poised to help push this trend.  As the British medical Journal says “Electronic Publishing in Science – The Revolution is […]

3D Ultrasound Technology- Future Vision 4

[youtube]7UiHC-vBU18[/youtube] 3D ultrasound of IUD in uterus 3D Visualization is one of the concepts I spoke about in my session on FutureVision- The Coming Radical Transformation of Surgery at the AAGL meeting.  In gyn, the use of 3D ultrasound has become commonplace.  In general, an imaging machine (ultrasound, CT, or MRI can all do it) […]

Live to be 100? DITM Tells You How

  A study from the University of Chicago has been getting a lot of press attention lately.  They found that your chances of living to 100 may depend on how young your mother was when she gave birth to you with chances doubled if mom was under 25.  The reports do not give the explanation why.  […]

Grand Rounds Vol. 3, No. 10 is Up!

Thanks to Dr. RW for an excellent Grand Rounds.  I especially like this one for including a series of purely clinical posts.  There has been a discussion running about the purpose of GR and some think it should only be literary pieces aimed at the lay public.  I think the best of themedical blogosphere can […]

Docinthemachine “FutureVision” Surgery Podcast

Here is the link to the podcast of my interview at the Global AAGL congress– we discuss my vision for the coming radical transformation of surgery. For now the society requires you to (free) register to listen. The interview is at the bottom of the podcast section under AAGL 35th Annual Meeting Presents: Ways of […]

Docinthemachine Fever Spreads- Podcasts and Video Coming Soon!

Digital dreams  Thank you so very much to all the readers and supporters of docinthemachine.  In the few short months that DITM has been up (since 9/11/06) the interest has been growing exponentially (does it follow Moore’s Law?).  Thanks to all the Grand Rounds Editors who have linked to my posts, to Kim at Emergiblog for […]

Grand Rounds – Volume 3 number 9 is Up!

Thanks to Dr. Anonymous for all his work on this edition of GR.  He had the daunting task of editing a GR with a limited post number to try to keep it hot and all of outstanding caliber (and one readers could get through) Welcome to the most anticipated Grand Rounds in a long time! […]