Tuesday, August 14, 2012

We are in good hands

17 comments:

Mr roT said...

What a perfurt.

Tecumseh said...

I assume that there are no such characters at AKH, but how can one be sure? Here's the Tecs solution: ban all cell-phones, iPads, and assorted imbecilic gizmos from the operating room. No ifs and buts.

Mr roT said...

Good idea, Tecs.
Also, magnetic resonance imaging and imbecilic-gizmo-aided tomography should be banned along with autologous stem-cell transplantation.
No ifs, ands, or buts.

Arelcao Akleos said...

Herr Rott will go to great lengths to preserve the right to watch a woman bounce on a man on your smartphone while ostensibly assisting in critical surgery.
Some folks just have their priorities straight.

Tecumseh said...

Mr Rot: magnetic resonance imaging and computer-aided tomography are not the same thing as imbecilic gizmos used as ersatz phones to "text" messages devoid of content, or watch porn instead of paying 100% attention at what one is supposed to do in the operating room.

Of course, CAT-scans are based on the inverse Radon transform, which is due to Johann Radon, a Czech guy who did his PhD in Vienna.

As for the MRI, it was basically invented by a New Yorker, Raymond Damadian, but he was cheated of a Nobel Prize for this momentous invention.

Arelcao Akleos said...

Everyone knows Al Gore and Obama invented the MRI in their heady younger DC days. Whaddya think they won their Nobels for, World Peace??

Mr roT said...

Damadian invented the jet engine, Tecs, not your hero, Al Gore. Also, World Peace is for fags, AA.

Mr roT said...

Apparently unaware that the decision to award a Nobel Prize is final and with no possibility for appeal, Damadian suggested that Lauterbur and Mansfield should have rejected the Nobel Prize unless Damadian was given joint recognition. Supporting Damadian were various MRI experts including John Throck Watson, Eugene Feigelson, V. Adrian Parsegian, Dr. David Stark and James Mattson. New York Times columnist [hack] Horace Freeland Judson criticised this behavior, noting that there is "no Nobel Prize for whining" and that many deserving candidates who may have had better claims than Damadian, such as Lise Meitner, Oswald Avery and Jocelyn Bell, had been previously denied a share of the Nobel [therefore, Damadian shouldn't get it either].

Charles Springer, an expert in MRI at Oregon Health and Science University, said that if a poll was taken of the academic community, most would agree with the Nobel Committee's conclusions. Others said that Damadian had not acted in the manner of a scientist [i.e. voted Democrat and served as Ayers' buttboy after Obama's tenure in that position] on many occasions, which alienated the academic community, including when he held a 1977 press conference to announce that his full-body scanner could detect cancer anywhere in the body [which is true]. While the New York Times articles cites that in modern uses, MRI is not usually used for diagnosis but for location of tumors already diagnosed, this is a gross oversimplification of the utility of the technique. Indeed, today MRI makes diagnoses not possible by any other means (for example, within the field of neuroradiology). [Somebody mentioned me, I think. Thank you, NYT, for setting this important matter right. Now fire those assholes Krugman and Blow.]

Arelcao Akleos said...

Damadian shoulda called himself "Turklu" and he woulda been in like Flynn.

Tecumseh said...

It's rather ungrateful of you, Mr Rot, to piss on and belittle Damadian's contribution to medical technology, specifically, MRI. So, OK, the Nobel Prize committee didn't see fit to recognize his trail-blazing work. But many others (including me) do:

Damadian has received several prizes: In 2001, the Lemelson-MIT Prize Program bestowed its $100,000 Lifetime Achievement Award on Damadian as "the man who invented the MRI scanner." The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia gave its recognition of Damadian's work on MRI with the Bower Award in Business Leadership. He received a National Medal of Technology in 1988 and was inducted in the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1989.

His original MRI full-body scanner was given to the Smithsonian Institution in the 1980s and is now on loan and on display at the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Ohio.

Mr roT said...

Tecs, I did not belittle Damadian's contribution to medical technology, specifically, MRI.
Learn readin', man.

Arelcao Akleos said...

Ok, Herr Rott. On reading I agree you were not belittling Damadian's work, more like belittling those who gave silly reasons for not honoring his work.

Mr roT said...

AA, I know that you're sufficiently burdened by your own nekulturny charges, but maybe you could add one to their number and teach Tecs how to read English and make sense of it.

It was very satisfying to have made contact with a normal, evidence being your correct interpretation of my crystal-clear words. As we can see by Tecs' response, he is, in the immortal words of my professor, "Deefrent stody."

Tecumseh said...

Trying to decipher meaning in Rot's words is like trying to read the entrails of birds. AA is better at rotter haruspicy, that's all.

Mr roT said...

There are precious few better roTgut-readers than AA, bless his soul.

Here is my Cliffs-Notes-style exegesis:

Lise Meitner, Oswald Avery and Jocelyn Bell, had been previously denied a share of the Nobel [therefore, Damadian shouldn't get it either].

I inserted the writing in the square brackets and that's an example of a new technique of expression called "irony." There could be a definition of this device in wikipedia, or better, ask one of your kids.

...New York Times columnist [hack] Horace Freeland Judson...

If I write "hack" to describe a journalist, I don't think it necessary that one have a Ph.D. in Literature or in haruspicy to discern my meaning.

...Damadian had not acted in the manner of a scientist [i.e. voted Democrat and served as Ayers' buttboy after Obama's tenure in that position] on many occasions, which alienated the academic community...

The square brackets' contents are again my words. Now I am mocking the pose of "manner of the scientist" as an above-it-all thinker and saying that, instead, many scientists were duped or, worse, bought Obama's hidden line of the positive aspects of the destruction of Western capitalism. These geniuses were either in on the fraud or were suckered by the biggest and most transparent fraud in recent memory in US politics.

"detect cancer anywhere in the body [which is true]."

Duh. What is the inscrutable roT saying?

..."(including me)"...

Ditto, like Rushbots say.

Was straight. What part of "me" don't you understand?

Tecumseh said...

Hmmm... Too complicated. Next time, make it shorter, and clearer. There is a style manual for that.

Mr roT said...

Hmm... Long proofs in CDland are three-liners, I guess. I suggest a
self-improvement convalescence in PDEs.