Sat., 11/4/2017; Sat. 2/3/2018; probably Sat. 5/5 or 5/12/2018; Sat., 8/4/2018; (First Saturdays in Feb., Aug., Nov.; formerly second Sat. in May but this is in flux). Full details and ordering info on the Luncheon Meetings page.
Writer seeks to hear from retired physicians (posted 4/3/17)
Sharon Romm MD is a psychiatrist at the University of Washington working on a book about the issues and struggles of retired physicians. Right now she is writing the chapter on relationships. What problems do retired physicians face? She would be happy to hear from any of us. firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone with personal or professional experience in treating restless leg syndrome? Please contact email@example.com
Donation of unwanted computers and parts:
Tech Exchange (formerly Oakland Technology Exchange or OTX), an Oakland non-profit organization in operation for 20 years, takes donated computer equipment, refurbishes it, and then makes it available to local residents at little or no cost. Donors are entitled to tax credits, and OTX promises to scrub hard drives of all data. They seek: * Desktop and laptop computers (PC and Apple) - working or not * LCD monitors * Keyboards and mice * Hard drives, cables, etc.
Alix Sabin, working on KP websites and publications, would like to speak to anyone who knew Beatrice Lei, MD, one of the founding partners of the medical group in 1946. One of the "founding fathers" was a woman – from China no less! She became chief of pediatrics at Richmond from 1946-1966 and sounds like an amazing, inspiring person. Contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>; 510-625-4038.
Lincoln Cushing, KP archivist, seeks a complete set of "Borborygmi", which would be about 15 issues, 1990-1994. Can anyone help him? (Posted 4/3/2017)
Mr. Cushing is also interested in Dr. Irving Lomhoff, especially his possible role in hiring minority physicians. If you can contribute anything, please call510-267-7620; cell 510-387-2996, or write to Lincoln.M.Cushing@kp.org
[l to r] Dr. Eugene Hickman; Mrs. Lomhoff; Dr. Irving Lomhoff; Eunice Hickman, relaxing at Lake Tahoe circa 1960; photo courtesy John Hickman, from http://kaiserpermanentehistory.org/tag/dr-irving-lomhoff/
Library Access via Loansome Doc: Sign up for an account at Loansome Doc, a service of the National Library of Medicine. Loansome Doc establishes a relationship between an individual and a library. Then you can order articles from a list of citations retrieved in PubMed. It's free to register, but local fees and delivery methods can vary. To register go to:
https://docline.gov/loansome/registerbegin.cfm –Skip Step 2 of searching for a library; click on “enter your Library Identifier”; for LIBID enter “CAUZSD” (=Kaiser Woodland Hills); select “I am a health professional, but have no affiliation with this institution”; accept the terms, and enter your demographics. As of 7/2014, the librarian there is David Keddle 818-719-2810; David.G.Keddle@kp.org. He says that if the item is in their collection, and the volume of requests is not excessive, he will email items for free; otherwise fees could be $10/article or up. (This is as far as I got; I haven't confirmed the instructions that follow below– Ed.)
This is the public relations website for Kaiser Permanente. It also links to medical news, and Community Benefit and grant instructions, in case you're connected to a nonprofit that seeks funding. Another site worth checking is: http://lookinside.kp.org/ for more heart-warming news about the organization.