Thursday, August 25, 2022


 Dear Reader,

As you can see, I have not posted anything new for over a year. I have no plans to start blogging again. I am no longer monitoring this site, so I will not be responding to comments.

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Skeptical Scalpel

Friday, August 20, 2021

The latest posts from my Physician's Weekly blog

Being sued for malpractice is one thing; being accused of homicide takes it to another level. A soccer legend dies and his care givers are accused. Link.

The amateur urologist. A 28-year-old man from Brisbane, Australia, admitted in court that he castrated two men who had contacted him through a “eunuch-interest” website. He was not medically trained. Link.

Naturopath faces federal charges for selling fake Covid-19 vaccination cards. And more. Link.

You won’t believe what this woman said about masks at a school board meeting. Hint: It has to do with oxygen and the brain. Link.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

More of my posts from Physician's Weekly

Part 2 of Doctors in the News and Not in a Good Way. They dance in the operating room. They ruin their careers by committing despicable acts. Link.

A cardiologist and a nephrologist got into an argument about the care of a hospitalized patient. Their egos overcame their professionalism and things got physical. Link. 

TikTok challenges. Can they be stopped from harming people? Link. 

The Decline of Science. A doctor testifies before a state legislature and tells fanciful tales about magnetism and 5G. Two US Representatives display their ignorance of science for all to see. Link.



Thursday, April 15, 2021

More recent posts on Physician's Weekly

Gender reveal parties should no longer be a thing. These parties have been around for over a decade. It's time to stop. Link.

How long should patients fast before elective surgery. Part 2. NPO after midnight is no longer necessary. Link.

They're MDs but they can't find residency positions. The problem is getting worse. Learn why from the results of the 2021 match. Link.

Doctors in the news and not in a good way. More stories about doctors who crossed the line. Link

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Three new posts from my Physician's Weekly blog

The alarming frequency of errors in medical records. Lots of mistakes say patients who have looked at their own charts. Link.

Training on deceased bodies without consent. Practicing on the recently dead on the floor of a fire house. Link.

Physicians in the (bad) news. How did these two doctors get into so much trouble? Link.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Latest posts on Physician's Weekly

The dangerous pitfalls of database research. How did two papers using the same database for retrospective research about infections in laparoscopic cholecystectomy arrive at opposite conclusions? Link.

What can be done about doctors who spread misinformation, especially in a pandemic? A state medical board rises to the occasion. Link.

Jury awards $400,000 in "wrongful prolongation of life" lawsuit. A man with a DNR/DNI order was resuscitated against his wishes leading to two more years of a life of pain and disability. Link.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

New Posts on Physician's Weekly


Serial con artist obstetrician/gynecologist found guilty on 52 counts of fraud. Link.

Half of all medical school graduates feel unprepared for surgical residency. Link.

What do math and medicine have in common? Link.