Sunday Sermonette: A stink to high heaven

Before we get to today's reading,an interesting review in Harper's magazine of two books about the Bible. You get one free read per month so even if you don't subscribe you should be able to get access. Christopher Beha writes:Judaism has a kind of mythological founding moment that bears some resemblance to Mohammed ’s recitation—the giving of the law to Moses on Mount Sinai—but the actual text believed to be transmitted there makes up a tiny fraction of the Hebrew Bible, which in its canonical form comprises twenty-four books arranged into three major sections—the Torah (teaching), Nevi’im (proph ets), and Ketuvim (writings)—giving the collection its acronymic name, Tanakh. It was probably during the Babylonian exile of the sixth century b.c., some seven hundred years after Moses is supposed to have lived, that various competing strands of historical, mythological, and legal writing, m any already centuries old, were combined into the Torah, which was long the primary Hebrew scripture. The latest work included in the Ketuvim, the Book of Daniel, was written around 150 b.c. All of which is to say that there were Jews for more than a thousand years before there was anything like the Jewish Bible we know today.A key point is that the idea that the Bible is literally true and inerrant is a very modern innovation. It was obvious to everyone that it is a compilation of various kinds of writings, and the many contradictions, absurdities, and mult...
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Conclusions &discussion: This paper is designed as a guideline and instruction manual to help those with less experience through particular situations in surgical burn care. Early excision and immediate coverage of the burn wounds represent nowadays the standard care for extensive burned patients. For patients with massive thermal injury, temporary coverage with allografts is essential. The use of allograft has multiple benefits because it plays both as physiologic and mechanical barriers. PMID: 31803300 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 January 2020Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Volume 185Author(s): Furqan A. Maulvi, Lakshmi V. Pillai, Kajal P. Patel, Ankita R. Desai, Manish R. Shukla, Ditixa T. Desai, Hetal P. Patel, Ketan M. Ranch, Shailesh A. Shah, Dinesh O. ShahAbstractLidocaine is widely used as a local anaesthetic in the clinical practice to manage pre- and post-operative pain, skin burns, etc. However, the short duration of action (
Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Did anyone else feel burned to a crisp as a M3? They say it is uphill from here but when is that? m4? residency? junior attending? Being at the utter whim of preceptors...who can be as abusive or not as they want. School standards making it increasingly difficult to Honor. Crazy hours. And I mean, life still happens-I got into a bad car accident a few days ago (other driver ticketed)...and, med school leaves you no time to deal with it. Still need to do all the scutwork despite paying $$$ to... M3 and positively burned out
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Publication date: 7 December 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 244, Issue 3259Author(s): Adam VaughanAs fires continue to burn in Australia, an analysis predicts that linked global carbon emissions have risen further, reports Adam Vaughan
Source: New Scientist - Category: Science Source Type: research
In conclusion, this systematic review and meta-analysis found that compared to non-nicotine/smoking, non-alcohol, non-substance use burn patients, patients using nicotine/smoking, alcohol, and/or substances were associated with more burn related operations, higher rates of graft loss/failure, longer hospital LOS (length of stay), higher rates of intubation, longer ICU (intensive care unit) LOS, increased mortality, and increased wound/local skin infections. Patients using nicotine/smoking were associated with higher rates of intubation and wound/local skin infections. Patients consuming alcohol were associated with more da...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
An approach was proposed to predict skin burns during heat exposure based on Computational Fluid Dynamics and Python language. Both of uniform and heterogeneous skin thickness distributions of the whole body were considered and significant differences were...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
This article argues that while the consequences of CWs on indi...
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Colorful balls of light and glittering sparks of sparkle against the dark night sky, exuberant people and the generational anticipation of a new year: Over the past few years, more than 130 million euros have been spent on private fireworks in Germany....
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OBJECTIVES: Exploration of experience of harms due to another person's drinking within a demographic particularly vulnerable to these consequences. Importance of study: Largest sampling of young Australian risky drinkers, who are underrepresented in genera...
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(Natural News) “3. And they said to one another, ‘Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.’ And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4. Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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