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Robert B. Taylor, M.D. is Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine in Portland, Oregon and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. A board-certified family physician, Dr. Taylor is a 1961 graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine. He trained in the United States Public Health Service Hospital at Norfolk, Virginia, and was in private family practice in New Paltz, New York for fourteen years. In 1978 he joined the faculty of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 1984, Dr. Taylor moved to Oregon, where he served as Chairman of the Family Medicine Department of the Oregon Health & Scien ...more

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There are a number of time-tested, and often effective, ways to deal with a blank screen. Get up and go for a walk. Drink more coffee. Google your topic and see what you find. Use the WIRMS (What I really mean to say) exercise: That is, try to express, out loud and in one sentence, the core message you want to get across. Or simply start writing words on the screen, to see what emerges. You may be pleasantly surprised.
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Robert Taylor "In some three-plus millennia of recorded medical history, there have been some profound feats of intellect and some stupefying errors of judgement."

-Robert B. Taylor, White Coat Tales: Medicine's Heroes, Heritage, and Misadventures, 2nd edition


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