Putting Passion into the Medical Lecture. Stories, Sex, and Songs in Microbiology. Oh give me a home where the parasites roam Where the worms play in cheerful delight Where the ova are shed, and the larvae are bred And the pinworms crawl out in the night.
Stories, Sex, and Songs in Microbiology
Oh give me a home where the parasites roamWhere the worms play in cheerful delightWhere the ova are shed, and the larvae are bredAnd the pinworms crawl out in the night
Oh hookworm am I, my ova go byIn your stool and then hatch in the mudThey punch through your skin, and migrate againTo the gut, where they suck out your blood
I live in the stream of the bile that\'s greenI\'m Clonorchis, so please get it rightAnd my life\'s greatest wish is to enter a fishAnd then you with your sushi tonight
Please come swim with me, so that we can be freeTo burrow into your bare legsWe just copulate, so we can populateYour liver with our extra eggs
Schistosoma mansoni adults
However, virtually all of the recent U.S. growth reflected rising proportions of degrees to non-U.S. citizens: more than half in engineering and computer science and nearly 45% in the physical sciences.
-NSF: Science and Engineering Indicators 2008
You will need paper and something to write with!
“Against her father\'s wishes, Scheherazade volunteered to spend one night with the King. Once in the King\'s chambers, Scheherazade asked if she might bid one last farewell to her beloved sister, Dinazade, who had secretly been prepared to ask Scheherazade to tell a story during the long night. The King lay awake and listened with awe as Scheherazade told her first story. The night passed by, and Scheherazade stopped in the middle of the story. The King asked her to finish, but Scheherazade said there was not time, as dawn was breaking. So, the King spared her life for one day to finish the story the next night…
From theThousand and One Nights, trans. Richard Burton
D. Fusarium infection
Rather than nattering on about this teaching technique, I’d like to demonstrate it.
Feder A. Published on solar hypersensitivity to atabrine in New Guinea/WWII
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These slides used by permission, Dr. Marie Landry
I like to personalize the microbes, the immune system...
The Ascaris life-cycle.
The life-cycle is the key to the parasite!
Put the hay down where the goats can get it. –George Wallace
Hear it, Write it, Say it!
*unless they get the restraining order first.
**Contributed by DhruvKullar, Class of 2013
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“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”— Abraham Maslow (1908-70), American psychologist
""I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is ... also a child placed before natural phenomena that impress him like a fairy tale. ... We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific discovery can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, [or] gearings ...“
"You can\'t understand science without art, or art without science. Only the idiots in the two disciplines think that they are anything but two different expressions of the same thing."
-Mark Helprin, from A Soldier of the Great War
The Thousand And One Nights, trans. Richard Burton