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Welcome Medpundit back to the blogosphere!

It was a sad day when of the earliest and most prolific medbloggers, Medpundit retired from blogging a couple of months ago. However, like many of us, she’s found that she just can’t keep out of the blogospher, and, via Kevin, M.D. and GruntDoc, I’ve learned that she’s back:

Well, it’s official. I’m a blogging addict. I can’t give this up. Not quite two months away from it, and I’m forsaking my family to rejoin the blogging life.

I’m not really forsaking them. They urged me to return. Smothering mothering is not working out well for us. Not only that, without blogging, my rants against the tort system, shotty medical research and reporting, and other topics generally covered by this blog have been falling on my family’s ears.

Hmmm. I wonder if blogging keeps me from torturing my wife and coworkers in a similar fashion. I can always tell myself that, anyway. I wonder if the same thing would happen were I ever to try to pack it in. Hopefully, I’ll never find out.

In any case, welcome Medpundit back. I guess I’ll have to add her RSS feed back to NetNewsWire. I sometimes have serious disagreements with her, but her blog is still one of the best straight medical blogs.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]