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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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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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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We had a meeting with medical directors at noon today. We were concerned about how much of a physical exam we should perform in order to keep us safe and meet federal regulations. We decided to limit it to what the clinical situation mandated, nothing more.Later, I saw a nurse’s aide give a sponge bath…

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Background Checks In the summer, after my first year of medical school, I was a research assistant in a physiology lab. Anesthetized dogs were used to study the circulation in animals experimentally exposed to shock. The dogs were euthanized after the operations. I was conflicted but was told that the dogs used in the studies…

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“Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” James Baldwin

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My novel Detroit Heroic is going through its final edits. It won’t be long. You can read the first chapter HERE.

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“Milquetoast,” by Olaf Kroneman, in The Strand Magazine, October 2018/January 2019. Chances are you have met someone a bit like Colin Anderson. Chances are you didn’t enjoy it much. He’s the kind of middle-aged guy who invites you to dinner and makes you look at pictures of his championship college lacrosse team. Oh joy. Colin…

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My story of weight loss can be found as part of a short story collection in Conclave 2018 “The Trickster’s Song” It can be purchased on Amazon.

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