Hi everyone Joseph here, Today I wanted to address the heroin epidemic after the recent events in Ohio addressing the morality of reducing dispatch to chronic heroin overdose users, as well as look at a few mechanisms of action by which heroin acts on the body. Heroin’s rising abuse in the US is my impetus […]Read more "The Heroin Epidemic"
By: Joseph Maa Date: 6/10/2017 Today sucks. No two ways about it. For one, my second Reddit post ever got deleted. It was a breakdown of Bertrand Russell’s first chapter of: The Problems of Philosophy. Alas, I’ll never get to hear commentary on my analysis. My feeble attempts to write a critical philosophy analysis will never […]Read more "Today is Rejection Day"
By: Joseph Maa Date: June 10, 2017 Hi everyone! Just a weird thought about blood pressure for today. The common numbers that everyone knows is 120/80 mmHg mercury for normal blood pressure. The mmHg just means the pressure to push a column of mercury 120 mm at sea level. I was really confused today after […]Read more "A Weird Thought about Blood Pressure"
Article by: Joseph Maa Date: 6/8/2017 “Death is not the worst thing in the world, and to help a man to a happy and useful career may be more of a service than the saving of life.” In 1927, Francis Peabody delivered a timeless message to physicians addressing the relationship of the patient and physician. […]Read more "A Review of “The Care of the Patient” by Francis Peabody"
By: Joseph Maa Date: 6/5/2017 Hi everyone, Joseph here: Today I wanted to talk about something near and dear to my heart: finding and isolating bacteria. Now, the process of isolating single pure colonies (all the same species) of bacteria is important for a couple reasons. For one, having a lot of colonies is amenable to […]Read more "Finding Waldo: A Systematic Approach to Isolating and Identifying Bacteria"
By: Joseph Maa Date: 6/2/2017 A couple of readers have asked about why the blog’s title is: It Began With Potatoes. A few more are on their way to starting their own blog, (I’m cheering you guys on wholeheartedly!) or already have an established blog. (Leslie’s blog here: ) So, this article aims to explain my […]Read more "A Retrospection: Why Did It Begin With Potatoes?"
fBy Joseph Maa: Date: 6/1/2017 Hi everyone just a short post today: I was recently reading a book and it came up that the human diploid genetic code has 6 billion base pairs.  Back in high school and middle school, memorizing the numbers really seemed to be more of a fun fact than pragmatic information. […]Read more "Why Magnitudes Matter"