Editor's Corner

Editor's Corner

ASH Clinical News’ Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors offer their perspective on current topics in hematology and health care. The content of the Editor’s Corner is the opinion of the author and does not represent the official position of the American Society of Hematology unless so stated. Have a comment about these editorials? Let us know what you think; we welcome your feedback. Email the editor at ACNEditor@hematology.org.

My Fair MDs: Encouraging Doctors to Speak Plainly

“An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him. The moment he talks he makes some other Englishman despise him. One common language I'm afraid we'll never...

Draining the Email Swamp

On a typical weekday, I receive 200 emails and send 40. Unless you, dear reader, are the taciturn Seattle hematologist who hasn’t responded to...

Recommendations from My Bookshelf: A Bloody Mess

Imagine that you’re young, brilliant, charismatic, and you have a compelling vision for a bold new idea that could revolutionize health care: scores of...
Alice Ma, MD

Summertime Blues

At the time of writing this column, the calendar has just turned to August and another July has come and gone. There’s plenty of...

Caring About Standards of Care

I’ve been thinking a lot about standards of care recently. A “medical standard of care” is actually a legal term, typically defined as the level...

Burnout? What Burnout?

Much has been written in ASH Clinical News about the Orwellian nature of modern clinical trials, and for good reason: Almost all our readers...

Tiny Bubbles

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble… For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.” William Shakespeare, “Song of the Witches”...

What’s in a (Drug) Name?

Shakespeare claimed that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. A medication with a confusing name, though, can cause a fatal...

Updates to Our Style Guide for the Sartorially Challenged

Every so often, the crackerjack editorial team of ASH Clinical News gets together and discusses style. No, not of the sartorial variety, particularly as mine...
Alice Ma, MD

Not What I Signed up For

Last month, while at a mandatory conference at our hospital and idly checking my email, a note from my nurse caught my attention: “Dr....
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November 2018, Volume 4, Issue 13

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