"The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so."
- Josh Billings
When the time comes to study, we are usually inundated with good advice. "Go off in your room--turn off the I pod or radio—concentrate on one subject at a time—don’t dilly-dally—etc . . ."
We now read in a recent New York Times article, that much of...
If you are a medical provider or a nurse for any length of time, you will come across eponyms. Eponyms are diseases, disorders, procedures or equipment that is named for some person. You will not be asking for a indwelling urinary catheter, you will be asking
for a Foley [catheter]. When a patient went to the operating room for a pancreaticoduodenenectomy, modified or not, it was not called...
The language of medicine and nursing as it has developed over the centuries, is filled with difficult and obscure terms. For instance, what we call the common cold was once referred to as "catarrh", and heart failure was known as "dropsy".
It can be a puzzle to figure out what is meant by those terms, not to mention innumerable new terms that are invented almost daily...