Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Virginia Should Declare War on COVID19: Extraordinary Times Call for Decisive Action


Our very own Dr. Wenzel has done it again.....this time in a Richmond Times Dispatch opinion. The third and final (hopefully) COVID 19 wave is upon us, it is time for Virginia to take aggressive and bold measures.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Facts vs Fiction: Dr. Richard Wenzel

I serve as the Richard P. Wenzel Professor of Medicine (Endowed Professorship) at VCU so it is always on honor to promote the work of our most esteemed colleague, Dick Wenzel, now Professor Emeritus.

For those seeking an informative video on COVID 19 vaccines, seek no no further. Our very own Dr. Richard Wenzel tells you what you need to know, now.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Dark Archives: A Book on Anthropodermic Bibliopegy


Sometimes the topic of  a book is so bizarre that the temptation to read it is too great.  Such is the case with the Dark Archives, by Megan Rosenbloom

The book explores the very real history of anthropodermic bibliopegy-  the binding of books with human skin. What transpires is a fascinating read on book binding, grave diggers (known as resurrectionists) who supply fresh corpses to medical school anatomists, tanning hides and the dark (and infrequent) practice of binding books in human skin.

This is a highly worthwhile read for any bibliophile or history of Medicine buff.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

16th Annual Richmond City FC Copa Navidad: Charity Soccer Event with Special Remembrance of Daryl Grove

On Saturday December 5th, we celebrated the life of Daryl Grove by way of the 16th Annual Richmond City FC (RCFC) Copa Navidad Charity Soccer Game.

The match pitted the RCFC Blues vs the Maroons for bragging club rights. The fund raised will go to the charities supported by our dear, departed friend Daryl.

Owing to a nagging wrist injury, I sat out the match this year and opted for the role of photographer. 

Images are below.

Feliz Navidad

Saturday, November 28, 2020

American Contagions- A Must Read For Those Who Seek A Deeper Understanding


American Contagions, hot off the press, by Yale University Professor John Fabian Witt, is a concise (150 pages) must read for those who seek a deeper understanding of the US response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To quote the author: Our institutions powerfully constrain the pathways of our response to epidemic….the decentralized police power channels epidemic policy into state governments and private actors rather than the federal government.

The end result is a heterogeneous, poorly coordinated national response to the greatest infectious diseases threat of the last 100 years.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Podcast in The Abstract Athlete: Where Ron Johnson and I Explore COVID-19, Soccer, Drumming, Rock n Roll and Wellness

Thank you to VCU (Art) Professor Ron Johnson, for the honor to appear in the The Abstract Athlete

Our podcast can be accessed here, where we explore matters such as COVID-19, soccer, drumming, rock n roll and wellness.