Standing in the Shadows

An old blues man contemplates his life, loss, loves, and hopes. I’ve always liked to watch the young ladies dance. They still make this old man smile. It’s not foolish and hot, like the old days, it’s different, nicer.  It’s admiration for the work of the Great Sculptor. It’s the same feeling I get on…

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INTO THE WHITE- A LATE WINTER BLIZZARD

INTO THE WHITE by Olaf Kroneman              Pediatricians called them FLKS, funny-looking kids. Not a very sensitive term but professionals knew what it meant. There was something wrong with the infant but they couldn’t quite make a diagnosis.             At birth, he was labeled an FLK. His forehead was very prominent, his eyes were large…

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INSULIN FOR ALL

Almost one hundred years ago researchers Banting, Best, Collip, and Macleod isolated insulin for clinical use. As reported by Amanda Foreman in the WSJ in July 2021 the researchers sold their patent rights for one dollar because they thought insulin was too vital to be exploited. She reports that insulin today is so expensive that…

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Doctor Fauci and Me

           Thirty years ago, I consulted on a young boy with a puzzling constellation of symptoms. He was fourteen years old and developed a poison ivy-like rash that covered his body.  He had blood in his urine indicating a disease of the kidneys. I diagnosed an ailment called Henoch-Schoenlein purpura (HSP) a kidney ailment found…

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OlafKroneman.com COVID

Just finished reading “The Great Influenza” by John Barry. “In 1918 the world population was 1.8 billion, and the pandemic killed 50-100 million people. Today the world population is 7.6 billion. A comparable death toll today would range from 150-425 million.” Sobering. As COVID-19 starts to come under control we must prepare for the next…

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COVID-19

Recently it was reported by  Newsweek that Dr. Fauci supported research at the Wuhan lab, the purported source of the virus. The experimental work engineered and manipulated the bat virus so it could infect humans. It is right out of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, except much more deadly.           The Frankenstein monster was a one trick…

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CORONAVIRUS

Olafkroneman.com Published by drkroneman@yahoo.com · March 22 at 6:01 PM ·  Early during my career, an older physician said, “What’s the first thing your patients will say when you’re dead?“Don’t know,” I said.“They’ll ask who’s taking his calls?”His cynical comments were disturbing but indelible.During this #coronavirus thing, my patients have been calling the office, calling my home and cell phone. Asking…

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