Monday, May 21, 2007

Volume 2 Edition 3.....

"We’ve lost Flea, one of PGR’s greatest supporters. We are thinking he crawled into some lawyer’s ear and got caught in the wax. Hopefully, he’ll dig his way out.

I wish I could do more than this, but here is a brief chain of what others have said about Flea and Fat Doctor, who also shut her blog down. It isn’t just the posts I’ve linked to here, but all the comments on those posts that bear record of how much the medblog community loved Flea and Fat Doctor."

This edition can be found at Ami Chopine and was published on May 20th, 2007.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Volume 2 Edition 2.....

"Welcome to the second year of the blog world's Pediatric Grand Rounds! It must be said that the number of submissions was dismayingly small, and were it not for the heroic efforts of Shinga, despite a nasty bout of food poisoning, this edition of PGR would be piteous and paltry. That said, I hope everyone remembers to post links when PGR appears, and to direct your readers to the next host, Ami Chopine, hosting on May 20. The PGR hosting schedule can be found here.

As spring finally makes a return, the blog world in my small corner of the internet has been less than joyous. The lilacs may open with their lush fragrance, the hyacinth may reach yellow branches skyward, the tulips may bend gracefully at the end of their long stems, but still many of us resist nature's call to celebrate. The news has been rough and bitter, full of bombings and unanswered cell phones.

In spring, the weight of sorrow seems particularly unfair."

This post can be found at The Wait and the Wonder and was published on May 6th, 2007.

Volume 2 Edition 1.....

"On April 23, 2006, the first edition of the Pediatric Grand Rounds was published. And for the past 52 weeks, with a few notable exceptions, 25 subsequent editions have been posted every other Sunday. After a slow start, with just a handful of submissions, the PGR has grown considerably though it still pales in comparison to the behemoth that the original Grand Rounds has become since its inception. That is probably not a bad thing however. Many people have chosen to forgo reading Grand Rounds because of its size.

Putting together the past 12 months worth of PGR editions were 16 different bloggers with a variety of backgrounds. Some of them were pediatricians of both the general and specialist kind, nurses that have experience with young patients, or others who provide health care for children in less traditional, but no less important, ways. Some were involved in research with potential pediatric implications and some were parents of chronically ill children. Each approached their turn to host an edition in a unique way.

I've spent the past week returning to these prior editions, reading the posts, and choosing what I think were the cream of the crop. Yes I admit this was a quite subjective process with results no more meaningful than any other personal list of favorites. I tried to approach without any bias from my background as a pediatrician and I think I have compiled a pretty decent group of submissions. Please don't be hurt if you weren't included and feel free to add your own favorites in the comment section."

This post can be found at Unintelligent Design and was published on April 23rd, 2007.