December 4, 2008 update: the 2008 CMAJ Holiday Reading section is now available!
For years we have all enjoyed the BMJ Christmas issues. The CMAJ publishes a similar December issue, and today the 2007 Holiday Review section appeared online. This year’s review consists of several categories: Research of a holiday kind; Unsubstantiated opinion; and Auscultations. I especially enjoyed Julie Curwin’s The Goo Tolerance Index. And check out Table 1 (Interpretation of physicians’ behaviours related to cellular telephone use at medical conferences and localization of frontal lobe dysfunction) of this article. In addition, I volunteer to be a member of Group 1 in any future CHUMP trials.
See also 2006 Holiday Review; 2005 Holiday Review
Research of a holiday kind
- A cellular-telephone model of assessing frontal lobe function in physicians
- One giant leap for mankind? A cost-utility analysis of abolishing the law of gravity
- A clinical trial gone awry: the Chocolate Happiness Undergoing More Pleasantness (CHUMP) study
- Exercising privacy rights in medical science
- The Goo Tolerance Index: a foolproof method for choosing a medical specialty
There is also a book review section entitled Holiday reading.