Tablespoon Thursday: Neutrophil Alphabet

“When a lack of white blood cells exposes the horizon of being, one has to make a choice. To cloister yourself away in a germ-free environment, alive but alone, or to embrace the woman you love and catch your death of cold at the marriage ceremony? What a great show. It’s inner-directed script was unmatched by any other soap opera.”― Benson BrunoA Story That Talks about Talking Is Like Chatter to Chattering Teeth, and Every Set of Dentures Can Attest to the Fact That No..

This semester has given me a new appreciation for time management. Being thrown into the deep end  offers two outcomes, either you 1) sink or 2) swim. After two years of lectures with ample free time to study for final examinations, having examinations at the end of each month and the end of a block was my wake up call. From multiple choice questions and extended matching questions to structured short answer questions means that my studying has to be all the more involved and not the superficial stuff I did previously. I must say though, studying the pathology and working backwards to understand all of the biochemistry and physiology really has helped solidify my understanding of the pathophysiology of diseases and has given me a whole new appreciation for medicine. 

Take a look at the case with the neutrophil alphabet, the photo is credited below. It's amazing how much information a peripheral blood smear holds. 

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