Carpus is a faculty rheumatologist at an Urban University Medical Center and a PhD in epidemiology. He is clearly an overachiever, and yet, as his wife will agree, he is remarkably lazy. Why he thinks he can write a blog is anyone’s guess.
Once upon a time, Carpus was a musician. He played in a big orchestra. But one day, Carpus decided he really wanted to be a doctor and a scientist. So he quit the orchestra, went back to school, took out lots and lots of loans, and got two more degrees. Now Carpus is the most over-educated, over-indebted buffoon around!
There is a Mrs. Carpus, but there are no little Carpi. Mrs. C. also works in the health care business. She is a very patient woman.
You can figure out who I am IRL with very little effort, but I am choose not to make it a focus here. I’m funny that way.
I hope this will be a place to discuss:
- Rheumatology – issues of interest to professionals
- Rheumatology – issues of interest to laymen (and -women)
- Epidemiology – both of the above
- Medicine, health, and society
- Anything else that interests me
I also reserve the right to talk about myself and my life’s impact on me. (It’s my blog you know!)
You can email me here, but be warned! I check this box infrequently!
By the way, my ‘avatar’, which you might have run across in any comments I’ve written, actually has some meaning. A Carpus Kudos to those who can tell me what it is, and a second super-Kudos to anyone out there who makes a diagnosis.