The Blog Rounds First Edition at The Orthopedic Logbook:Call for Submission of articles.

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The Orthopedic Logbook will host the first edition of “The Blog Rounds“, a weekly compilation of the best posts , medical and otherwise, from the Philippine medical blogosphere. Thanks to the pioneering Filipino MD bloggers who willingly joined the project and will soon host TBR in their blogs!

The Blog Rounds!

Like what Doc Tess felt, my heart’s “thump” is audible from the write ups I made for TBR. But the first ed will also be one of the hardest edition to produce because of the grand expectations attached to it. Choosing a theme as an icebreaker for the chilled Philippine medical blogosphere is a though one to make!

For TBR’s first edition I’ve chosen a theme related to the history of medicine in the Philippines, with a twist of humor of course that will make the readers (and us) say something something like “uh, I didn’t know that!” I’m putting an edition punch line and title,

History of Medicine in the Philippines Made Ridiculously Hilarious!

Caution though, that the article should be factual (more commonly anecdotal?) and not fabricated nor twisted. It should nevertheless funny and interesting and may pertain to an icon, an institution, heroes or any event in the history of medicine in the Philippines. An example would be the hilarious investigation into the true cause of Apolinario Mabini’s paralysis.

“Did you know that the body of the “Brains of Katipunan” has to be exhumed and examined by a panel of competent orthopods, just to disproved an allegation he was paralyzed because of a sexually transmitted disease?”

I now put the challenge unto the blogger contributors to read about our history, find some fascinating facts about medicine, create a post about it and submit it to TBR via my email or you can submit this to the official submission site (which will also forward the permalinks and to your posts, to the host’s inbox), here. For those who haven’t read the “rules”, The Blog Rounds submission guidelines are posted here. Schedules for upcoming editions, hosts and publication dates are are regularly updated here.

And to those MD bloggers (and anyone else interested) who haven’t written their introductory post yet, please do so. It will be the official ticket of your entry to the BEST OF PHILIPPINE MEDICAL BLOGOSPHERE.

Dr. Remo-tito Aguilar co-founded #HealthXPh. A board certified orthopedic surgeon, he is Chief of Clinics at General Santos Medical Center and Medical Specialist II Orthopedics at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City. Dr. Aguilar is a healthcare social media evangelist and writes his medical musings at The Cast & Curious (