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October 14, 2005

Zap*Germs Interviewed & Podcast

I was interviewed the other day by Kent Bottles, MD, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Medical Practice Management. The MP3 podcast is available here. We discussed several medical-related topics, but most of the interview circled around blogging as a cultural phenomenon.

Here's Dr. Bottles' summary:
Some of the many topics [we] talk about are how the Internet changes the doctor-patient relationship, patients using search engines to assist in their own diagnosis, Paula Abdul's nail [infection], why America is fascinated with celebrities, the effect of recent US disasters on the reporting of the avian flu, the discovery of good virus samples from the 1918 Influenza, evolution as a faith-based religion, blogging as a cultural force, how blogging is changing traditional journalism and why doctors should take blogging seriously.
Dr. Bottles has interviewed other medbloggers; access those podcasts at


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