Perspectives

Perspectives

Commentary and highlights from contributors and readers

Fathers (and Mothers) of Hematology

In 1963, Boston hematologist William Dameshek wrote an essay in the journal he’d founded 17 years earlier, Blood, describing 18th-century English anatomist William Hewson’s detailed...
Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS

Our Identity Crisis

I recently embarked on a quest to determine who we are and what we do as hematologists. I figured it couldn’t be that hard, getting...

Poetry in Practice

In our July issue, ASH Clinical News Editor-in-Chief Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS, outlined his goal to bring humanity back to patient notes in an...
You Make the Call

Reader Responses: How would you treat a patient with CLL who developed warm autoimmune...

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about a patient with CLL who developed warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Disclaimer: ASH does...

Burnout: A Major Injury

In our June 2019 issue, ASH Clinical News Associate Editor Alice Ma, MD, examined the recent attention being paid to physician wellness and burnout,...

The Biggest Losers

(Author’s note: The other biggest losers appearing herein will remain nameless and will owe me a nice dinner for sparing them, but more on...

Bringing Cancer Center Expertise to Rural Hospitals

Kevin Brigle, PhD, ANP, describes an outreach program that provides rural communities with access to cancer treatment.For the past 15 years, I have run...
You Make the Call

Reader Responses: What could provoke venous thromboembolisms in two teenaged siblings?

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about large venous thromoembolisms in two teenaged siblings. Disclaimer: ASH does not recommend or...

Modern Medicine and Modern Stoicism

One of the things I have found myself particularly struggling with as a fairly new attending is accepting that patients are free to make...
Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS

Illegitimi EPIC Non Carborundum (Don’t Let the EPIC Bastards Grind You Down)

After having served a recent tour of duty caring for patients in the hospital, I was reminded by the hospital’s billing department that I...
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September 2019 Volume 5 Issue 11

September 2019, Volume 5, Issue 11

This issue explores politics in the exam room, demystifies proteomic analysis in hematology, and more.