Wednesday 15 April 2020

GETTING TESTED: A Limerick-Based Handbook on MEDICAL TESTING

Giorgio Coniglio (pseudonym); medicine
coaster from a medical school reunion

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio and Dr. GH, March 2020.  

Those readers with a medical bent might want to click to review earlier poetic collections by our intrepid pair of writers, as tabulated (with links) at the end of this post:



Hello! I'm your social distancing trainer!

SOCIAL MEDIA: Giorgio has responded to the current crisis by sticking his toe in social media, and if you look hard you may be able to find him intermittently on Facebook and Twitter - 15 'tweets' so far.  




CURRENT CONTENTS:
Medical tests (introduction)
True positive rate (sensitivity)
False positive rate
Screening
Back to normal
Controlled trials 
A worm with a germ




























EPILOGUE: With respect to false-positive testing for COVID-19, this anecdote may be enlightening ... 




Here's a LIST OF LINKS to collections of intriguing poems (over 160 of these!) on medical/dental topics that can now be found on various posts. 


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If you want to resume daily titillations on our blog 'Daily Illustrated Nonsense', click HERE. Once you arrive, you can select your time frame of interest from the calendar-based listings in the righthand margin, and check the daily offerings for any month in the years 2020 through 2022. (There are now over 900 daily entries on the Daily blog, and most of these are also presented here on 'Edifying Nonsense' in topic-based collections.)


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