Blog posts by Jeffrey Aronson

Jeffrey Aronson

About Jeffrey Aronson

Honorary Consultant Physician & Clinical Pharmacologist

When I Use an Evidence Based Word . . .

4. From phonemes to roots If words can be traced back to roots, as I discussed in Part 3, so

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J K Aronson - The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Clinical Pharmacology

Pharmacokinetics is about how drugs move around the body, being absorbed, distributed to their sites of action, and being eliminated.

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When I Use an Evidence Based Word . . .

3. From roots to words Earlier this year I went to Sam Wanamaker’s Globe Theatre in Southwark for a meeting of

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When I use an evidence-based word . . .

2. The roots of language Which words came first? In his Historiai, Book II, Herodotus tells how an Egyptian king, Psamtik

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When I use an evidence-based word . . .

1. Blogs and Logs This is the first entry in a CEBM blog about medical philology. It seems natural then

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The Laws of Life: Guldberg and Waage’s Law of Mass Action

1. Introduction The Law of Mass Action describes how the velocity of a chemical reaction is related to the molecular

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The Laws of Life - Theory and Evidence

1. Understanding mechanisms Mechanisms and their relevance to clinical practice can only be properly interpreted if their scientific underpinnings are

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Scientific Research—Thirteen Principles of Faith

The memoirs of great scientists often afford inspirational reading. If I were to choose just one example to recommend, it

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Perepilichny and Gelsemium

The Russian millionaire Alexander Perepilichny, who died suddenly outside his UK home in November 2012, is reported to have had

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A VOICE for medical specialties - a paradigm to be heard

All clinical specialties need to grow and develop. I suggest a paradigm to help focus on important ways of doing

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Why do we need new formulations of old drugs for new indications?

In 2014, according to a recent press release, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended 82 medicines for human use. Of

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Everyone should read “Being Mortal”

Are you in health care? Then you should read “Being Mortal”. Do you take care of people with terminal illnesses?

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A standard national UK hospital prescription chart

It’s 1947. The Labour Government is planning a new National Health Service, and Nye Bevan announces that each hospital in

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Happy fiftieth birthday, Yellow Cards

To London, to celebrate 50 years of the Yellow Card scheme . The scheme, which was started by the erstwhile Committee

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