August 2015

August 3rd, 2015

Watch Jim Hemphill's recent interview with John J. Russell, MD on ReachMD.

In this ReachMD Book Club segment, Jim Hemphill discusses some of the first things that new physicians should do in order to treat themselves fairly 30 years into their futures. 

Several of the topics in Pay Yourself First, co-authored by Jim Hemphill and David Burd, are touched on, including the reasons a new physician must understand their cash flow, the dangers of buying too much house, and the pitfalls of social comparison. 

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August 2nd, 2015

A funny thing happened on a walk around my neighborhood.

It's been a little more than a month since our post about the medical paintings of Robert Thom. Since the paintings were a new discovery for me, you can imagine my surprise at finding the better part of the collection waiting to be picked up with a neighbor's trash.

This particular neighbor is in the process of moving, so I've taken an interest in some of the unusual things that have been put at the curb in front of the house. I couldn't help taking a closer look at the large cardboard envelopes stacked neatly in the recycling bin. I recognized the title on the labels right away and couldn't pass them up. I tucked them under my arm and brought them home.

The posters are a bit musty--probably stored in an attic or basement, but otherwise they are in good shape. Of the seven envelopes, one was empty. But there are six prints in each of the other sets, for a total of thirty-six. 

I'd love to give these posters to a physician in the Greater Philadelphia area. If you live in the area and are interested, please contact me at