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Brian Goldman: Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that? Every doctor makes mistakes. But, says physician Brian Goldman, medicine’s culture of denial (and shame) keeps doctors from ever talking about those mistakes, or using them to learn and improve. Telling stories from his own long practice, he calls on doctors to start talking about being wrong.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on, at

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Intravenous line insertion

How to insert an intravenous line (“drip” in some vocabularies). For full details, visit – it’s free. Creative Commons licensing – attribution, non-commercial, share-alike.

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Milton Friedman – Health Care in a Free Market

Milton Friedman fields questions from medical professionals at the Mayo Clinic regarding his advocacy of a free market in health care.

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Tv9 – USA – Varadhi – Guruva Reddy speaks to NRIs on Indian medical practice – Part 1

Sunshine CEO Guruva Reddy speaks to NRI on Medical issues and Arogyasree project implementation in corporate hospitals.

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Bloodless Medicine and Surgery: Dr Ronald Lapin Interview

Thanks to judgerutherford for finding/uploading this one.

Dr Ron Lapin Interview: Bloodless Surgery + Jehovah’s Witnesses


Ronald Lapin (1941–1995) Was Israeli-born American surgeon, best known as a “bloodless surgeon” due to his willingness to perform surgeries on severely anemic Jehovah’s Witness patients without the use of blood transfusions. He completed medical school in New York City and established his practice in Orange County, CA, in the 1970s, where he lived until his death.

He pioneered the use of the electric scalpel in such cases, which reduces blood loss during surgery. He promoted and taught the use of this and other techniques that make bloodless surgery successful.

Lapin became interested in bloodless surgery in the mid 1970s, while practicing his profession in Orange County, CA. He was approached by a severely anemic Jehovah’s Witness in need of surgery (who, due to religious beliefs, could not accept a blood transfusion). During this first operation on a Witness patient, Lapin secured the help of the anesthesiologist by assuring him that the blood needed for the operation was “on its way”. After successfully performing that first surgery without the use of any transfused blood, Witnesses who heard of his rare cooperation came to him for help with their surgical needs. Thus was born his practice dedicated to providing bloodless surgery for Witness patients from around the world.

He founded several bloodless surgery centers in Southern California, including hospitals in Norwalk, Bellflower, and Fountain Valley, and became a tireless advocate of non-blood medical management.

In 1980, Lapin was chosen by a Japanese pharmaceutical firm to operate on Jehovah’s Witness patients, with conditional FDA approval, using Flouisol DA, an “artificial blood” substitute. The unique oxygen-carrying properties of the product were the subject of a segment on the ABC television program “That’s Incredible!”. During the show, one of Lapin’s patients, Donna Graham of Winchester, CA, was shown recovering from an emergency hysterectomy, having received approval for a transfusion of the “artificial blood” due to extreme loss of blood prior to admission. An unusual stunt on the program showed a mouse being immersed in the product, and yet, due to its blood being oxygenated via the fluid, it did not drown. After a tabloid newspaper accused the show of hiding the later death of the mouse, the stunt was repeated on another segment of the program.

For publicly challenging conventional medical practices, which Lapin derided as substandard and unacceptable, he experienced persecution in the form of legal attacks and even sabotage. His story is recounted in the Gene Church biography No Man’s Blood.

Although Lapin’s early advocacy of bloodless surgery was viewed as radical at the time, the outbreak of blood-borne AIDS infections helped the cause, and throughout the world today many hospitals gladly accept JW patients who have low hemoglobinm counts for a full array of procedures. Thanks in part to his efforts, surgeons routinely perform successful bloodless operations for all types of medical problems, from open heart surgery to hip replacement. There are even hospitals that openly seek such business; one such facility is Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey.

Lapin was nominated for a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1983


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Blood test: What you don’t know about blood – PBS Programme

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MDiTV News: How do You Start a Brawl Between Lawyers and Doctors? — If you want to spark a brawl gather together some lawyers, doctors and others from across the political spectrum and say two little words: medical malpractice.

Some will argue passionately that tort reform is essential to control health care costs and that high premiums are forcing some doctors to quit. Others will argue that with equal passion against limiting a patient’s right to seek compensation and that while some specialists pay high premiums, malpractice insurance and awards account for just a tiny fraction of the nation’s health care bill.

Yet despite the strong views, tort reform didn’t really figure into the new federal legislation on health care except for 50 million dollars to fund some state demonstration projects to test proposed reforms. That mismatch between passion and action doesn’t surprise some veterans of tort reform battles in Oregon.

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Increase Referrals and Jump Start Your Acupuncture Practice

Acupuncture Continuing Education Course JUMP START YOUR ACUPUNCTURE PRACTICE is now an online, on demand FREE web seminar course for STUDENTS by TCM Practice Survival Guide. The TCM Practice Survival Guide is a step by step system on how to start and run a lucrative referral based practice.

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