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David E Bratt, MD

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
​Nineteen seventy nine (1979), the year of the first and so far only boycott of Panorama by the Steelband Association, was also the first International Year of the Child.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
​Up until recently there have been few complaints about social media. Common belief is that social media is good, helpful, needed, the future of mankind, etc. Of late, questions are being asked.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
​From the very beginning, two things about the internet bothered me: information and “friends.”
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
​The basis of good medical care is diagnosis. Tell your symptoms to the doctor and in most cases she can make a diagnosis 90 per cent of the time.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
​In most societies, there are many health superstitions which are intertwined with the cultural beliefs of the society. The origin of any superstition is unknown.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
​The very first time I took a drive in an ambulance, I was a medical student doing my weekly 24 hours stint at the small, general hospital in Los Teques, Venezuela.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Sometimes you just have to try to forget the health problems of T&T’s children and check out what’s happening in other less fortunate countries. The comparison bigs us up.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
​The island seems to be cracking up. My view may be influenced by age. My friends, old men all, tell me the same. However they’re are more than enough young people complaining.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
​Grandmothers often say to their children in T&T that they were not as sickly as their grandchildren. They are correct.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
​By this morning we should know the result of the local elections. Who cares? I would guess it is only the die-hard political junkies and people with nothing much to do who will vote.