Hughesair (Inflection Point)

Retired physician and air taxi operator, science writer and part time assistant professor, these editorials cover a wide range of topics. Mostly non political, mostly true, I write more from experience than from research and more from science than convention. Subjects cover medicine, Alaska aviation, economics, technology and an occasional book review. The Floatplane book is out there. I am currently working on Hippocrates a History of Medicine and Globalism. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017


February 17th marks Rene' Laennec's 236 birthday. The inventor of the stethoscope, a professor and chest physician U of Paris, would be surprised to see his invention so widely displayed, wrapped around the neck as an iconic item of dress, and in such poor taste at that.