Friday, May 18, 2007

Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

Something is happening in the medical blogging world. People are dropping like flies. I took a brief hiatus after I inadvertently deleted my past posts. I can only hope that these missing bloggers will do the same and return to us. Many of these are some of the first medblogs that I read and were inspirations as well as teachers in getting me to start my own.

So, for now, a fond farewell with hopes that you will soon return:

Flea

Fat Doctor (invite only)

FifeMe (invite only)

VitaminK

Barbados Butterfly

Hospital Phoenix (who turns up again and again only to disappear again and again)

It’s scary to wonder what’s happening here. Censorship, either self induced or forcibly mandated, is continuing its strangle hold of a profession who’s sanctity is quickly slipping away. Where have all the bloggers gone? Sad days indeed.

3 comments:

Liana said...

I wrote about this a few weeks ago. You can add Dr. Dork and The Big Sleep to that list.

I've been seriously thinking about what to do with my blog for a while. As I've mentioned numerous times on my blog, everyone (with the exception of me and my boyfriend Jeff) are fictionalized composites. But I've realized that it doesn't matter that I'm not breaking any patient confidentiality laws... as a rural doc, it's most likely that my patients will just not be comfortable with me blogging.

I'm not sure what to do about this yet. I'm planning to call the college of physicians and surgeons this week to get some advice, then will make a decision.

Old MD Girl said...

And Diary of a Mad Brown Woman -- she's starting residency in a couple of weeks.

I wonder if bloggins is ok if you never talk about patients. All you really need is to have someone think they recognize themselves. Even if none of your characters are real, it's probably a lawsuit waiting to happen.

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