Tuesday, 12 September 2017

More Wordplay and Poetry of NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY

POST #80            
This post also continues the memorial theme begun in the previous blogpost.
ORIGINAL POEMS:  Reprinted with modification, with permission of the author. 
 1. Hurwitz GA. SPECTiloquy. (Shakespearean verse with current references). J Nucl Cardiol 2001;8:323-324.; modified from Monologue, Act iii, Shakespeare's "Hamlet".
2. Hurwitz GA. Seventeen Haiku Verses...  J Nucl Cardiol 2003: 10:344. 


(Shakespeare's original lines are given in italics)

To be, or not to be - that is the question. 
MIBI or not MIBI – that is confusion.

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer 
Whether ’tis sooner in the morn to schedule

The slings and arrows of outrageous Fortune
The slice and planars of four-valenced Fosmin

Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
Or to tape arms; or switch to sonic bubbles,

And by opposing end them. To die- , to sleep-
And harmonizing spin them. To back-project

No more; and by a sleep to say we end
No more; yet by a scan know hard events,

The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
The infarcts and the cardiogenic shock

That flesh is heir to. 'Tis a consummation
That FLASH may err to. ’Tis prognostication

Devoutly to be wished. 
Most worthy to be JACCed. 

Continue to read the parody-poem, and view the references in the medical literature here. 


Now a blunted curve - 
Toxic doxorubicin. 
The sword is too sharp.

In sorrow I view
With my platelets restrained, the
Scars of those whose weren't.

I click on 'HALF-LIFE'
And correct for decay my 
Image, not my life.  

Procrustean bed! Beats fit
On some better days.

Grafted allegro
Or final ritardando?
 - Delayed thallium.

Old Nukes staff don't fade
By apoptosis.
Our pace is logarithmic. 

Is by no means nuclear,
Til you reach its Heart. 

Continue to read the collection of haiku verses here.


The Anagrams of Nuclear Cardiology 

LEXICON  (Under development)

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