Modern medical and public health education was defined by two early 20th Century landmark documents: the Flexner Report and the Welch-Rose Report. These created two parallel and sometimes divergent systems. Review this 2008 NPR interview about the Flexner Report and Pages 49-55 of the Welch-Rose Report. Then, expand your research to how (and if) medical care and public health intersect. Are they mutually supportive or do they operate in silos? Is there room for improvement?
A 65 year old woman has been taking metformin for the past month to regulate her blood sugar. She frequently suffers from heartburn and occasionally takes a histamine receptor blocker (over-the-counter Tagamet (cimetidine), to relieve the heartburn. She tolerated Tagamet well, and never experienced any side effects. She had her extended family over for Thanksgiving and having eaten much more than usual, she was taking Tagamet in maximal doses for well over a week. A few days after the Holiday, she was taken to the hospital because of profound weakness and confusion, where it was found that her blood creatinine […]