Strangest PubMed title ever? And the same author has published a whole string of them...

Judge for yourself:

I am a 64-year-old man, and I've always been proud of my perfect health record. I've also been proud of my full head of hair, even after the gray started creeping in. Four months ago I caught pneumonia and spent eight days in the hospital (three in intensive care). It took a while, but I'm finally back to normal - except that my hair is falling out. It comes out in clumps when I shampoo or even comb it, and it's gotten noticeably thin all over. I remember reading about Propecia in your newsletter but I don't have the old issue. Should I try the medication?

Simon HB.

Harv Mens Health Watch. 2002 Jun;6(11):8. No abstract available. PMID: 12079806 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The same author has published a whole string, all 193 of them:

On call. My wife doesn't want our son to go out for the wrestling team because she's worried he might catch herpes. I thought herpes was contracted from a very different contact sport. Please enlighten us.

Simon HB.

Harv Mens Health Watch. 2008 Aug;13(1):8. No abstract available. PMID: 19112673 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


On call. Wife's disinterest in sex.

Simon HB.

Harv Mens Health Watch. 2006 Apr;10(9):7-8. No abstract available. PMID: 18833637 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


Harvey Simon is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Founding Editor of the Harvard Men's Health Watch. His most recent book, The No Sweat Exercise Plan, was published by McGraw-Hill in 2006.

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1 comment:

  1. _Harvard Mens Health Review_ appears to be a roughly 8-page monthly newsletter from Harvard Medical Schools/Harvard Health Publications. Harvey B Simon is its editor. It appears to include a semiregular column called "On Call [with Harvey B Simon, Editor]" in a Question and Answer format. Until recently, those items did not feature a "title", so it appears the PubMed indexers simply choose to reproduce the entire "Question" as the "title".