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.

On Eating Bone Marrow

The first time I ate bone marrow was, fittingly, shortly after I spoke on marrow failure at a conference in Milan, where osso bucco...

A Primer on Email Etiquette

Every day, more than 200 billion emails are sent and received, for an average of 122 emails sent and received, per user, in a...

The Decline and Fall of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy

Here, Dr. Stewart gives his take on whether cytotoxic chemotherapy should be declared a thing of the past. As ward rounds ended last Saturday, a...

Conflict of Conscience

On the first Wednesday of every month, the Innovation Management and Conflict of Interest Committee at Cleveland Clinic meets to discuss some of the...

Magical Thinking

Okay, I confess. I exhibit magical thinking. I believe in jinxes, in woo woo, and in all of the medical lore and superstitions I...

Recommendations from My Bookshelf: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Have you ever been a stranger in a strange land? I thought I was when I moved from New England to Cleveland, where I had...

Kindred Spirits

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the...

Why Did You Become a Hematologist?

I am truly curious as to why doctors in training choose a career in hematology, particularly malignant hematology. My ASH Clinical News editorial colleague, David...

Letter From a Cleveland Jail to the ABIM: MOC Madness

American Board of Internal Medicine Philadelphia, PA March 2016 Dear ABIM, Got your last email. Are you just not that into me anymore? There it sat, an unsightly wart amidst...

The “Theys” Have It – Or Does He or She?

Recently, in a decision that was heralded by some as transformative, by others as a “win for gender neutrality,” and by presumably the majority...
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