Band-Aid: A Temporary Solution – Or Is It?

It’s the commonest metaphor I hear at work: “Doctor, I am sick of band-aid solutions. I want to know the cause of (here insert symptom/disease) and I want to fix it” Let’s start out with the most famous and useful band-aid in all of medicine. Insulin. Just read the description in Medical News Today: “(In 1922) […]

As Though They Had Been Flooded With Light

When Mikhail Bulgakov died in 1940, at the same age and of the same kidney ailment as his father, his works effectively died with him. The Great Soviet Experiment did not encourage wide release of his plays and novels; indeed, it was only in 1966, a generation after its near completion, that his most-loved, most-famous […]