“A poorly designed study is simply a waste of time”, (page 129). In chapter three of Rigor Mortis Richard Harris focused on all of flaws experiments to find a cure for Lou-Gehrig's disease possessed. Not only were the medications tested in clinical trials completely useless but the experiments themselves were far below average, leaving sick... Continue Reading →
Keep Bias Out of Medicine -Ahna S.
Throughout the second chapter of Rigor Mortis Richard Harris focusses on the effect personal and professional bias has on a study. “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool”, (page 69), in this chapter Harris quotes famous physicist Richard Feynman. When conducting an experiment scientist... Continue Reading →
An absence of medical rigor leads to rigor mortis -Ahna S.
After finishing the short preface to Richard Harris’ new book Rigor Mortis I am left with multiple feelings of confusion. I was not necessarily confused by the text, the introduction was surprisingly approachable and I really enjoyed reading it, my confusion comes from my misconception that Richard Harris was Sam Harris. I am not great... Continue Reading →
Hello Abuelo: Ahna’s aspirations to care for the elderly and learn español
Hello, my name is Ahna S.. I became a part of the biomed pathway because I am interested in becoming a gerontologist as an adult. A gerontologist is a medical doctor who specializes in caring for the elderly. I have been interested in this specialty for a very long time because I LOVE old people... Continue Reading →