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2 May 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, May 1, 2014,


Announcement:



Every first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day! But what is it? Check out the video below:




I'll be at Comic Odyssey's Free Comic Book Day Event in Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig City, Philippines from 8AM-12PM, May 3, 2014! Check out the stellar list of comic writers and artists who will be at this enormous event!

1. AARON FELIZMENIO
2. AJ BERNARDO
3. ALLEN GENETA
4. AMOS VILLAR
5. ANDREW VILLAR
6. ARIEL ATIENZA
7. BENJAMIN BARTOLOME
8. BERNCE LLAMO
9. ...

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9 April 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, April 8, 2014,




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3 April 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, April 2, 2014,


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25 March 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, March 24, 2014,


Certifying the Truth
    Personally, I haven't had the experience of someone asking me to make up some medical certification of an illness so that they may have an excused absence from school or work. But I've seen it happen.
    However, the tough part is when you know they're telling the truth but due to their illness they were unable to see you while they were sick. Medical Certifications only account for what the signing physician actually saw and examined. A consultation after a period of ...

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19 March 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, March 18, 2014,



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13 March 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, March 12, 2014,


Give it to me straight... but not that straight!
    While in training to become a doctor or a specialist, one has the "license" to make mistakes.  It is the same as in any field of expertise, while you're in training you can make errors and learn from them because you have your mentors looking after you.  Because when all the training is done and you find yourself managing multiple patients on your own there would be no more room for error.
    There are many kinds of mentors and I was fortuna...

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3 March 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, March 2, 2014,


What's in a name?
    A lot, apparently. I won't go on about the difference between Rubella and Rubeola (you know, the "regular" measles) as you'll find them well differentiated in other websites.  Hit the link if you're interested!
    I've always found the nomenclature of medical maladies interesting.  When I was in med school I always wondered about such supposedly trivial things.
    So why is German Measles "German"?  To make a long story short, a German physician first described it and thu...

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27 February 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, February 26, 2014,


A Positive Twist
    We were taught pretty early on that as doctors we need to gain patients' trust to get the best and most relevant information out of them in order to help them appropriately.  It seemed easy enough at first but after a few patients one begins to realize just how difficult it can be sometimes.  No two patients are the same.  I've gone as far as acting like a clown to get a patient to like me (not that it wasn't fun, because it was).
    Of course, every now and then we have t...

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25 February 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, February 24, 2014,


Back in med school, I wondered a lot about the words we use to instruct our patients.  "Take"!  "Instill"!  "Reconstitute!"  As if doctor's instructions weren't confusing enough.  Fortunately, I have yet to encounter a patient who misunderstood my instructions enough to become a pharmacy thief.

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7 February 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, February 6, 2014,

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5 February 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, February 4, 2014,

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30 January 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, January 29, 2014,

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28 January 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, January 27, 2014,

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20 January 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, January 19, 2014,

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8 January 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, January 7, 2014,

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6 January 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, January 5, 2014,

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27 December 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 26, 2013,

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17 December 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, December 16, 2013,

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28 November 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, November 27, 2013,

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9 October 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, October 8, 2013,

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7 October 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, October 6, 2013,

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4 October 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, October 3, 2013,

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23 September 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, September 22, 2013,

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20 September 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, September 19, 2013,

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16 September 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, September 15, 2013,

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10 September 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, September 9, 2013,


This patient has "Smartphone Neck".

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9 August 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, August 8, 2013,


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3 August 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, August 2, 2013,


Hey everyone!
    As we continue our countdown to August 7, 2013 (which is Callous' 17th anniversary) I'll be featuring guest art below the regular comic strips!  Let's see what awesomeness awaits us today!


Dr. Rianne Nicah by Ronzkie Pacho Vidal

    This absolutely stunning rendition of Rianne is by the amazing Ronzkie Pacho Vidal of Ikos Komiks!  I get floored every time I see her work online and I was just delighted to receive this piece!  Her self-published comic books are also some of the m...

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17 July 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, July 16, 2013,


I actually had a lot of difficulty translating this comic strip to English from the original Filipino dialogue.  The following is the strip I submitted for the newspapers, I hope I did a decent job!


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25 June 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, June 24, 2013,

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21 June 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, June 20, 2013,


Actually, the patient in this comic strip isn't far off...

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17 June 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, June 16, 2013,

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10 June 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, June 9, 2013,

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7 June 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, June 6, 2013,

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29 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, May 28, 2013,

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15 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, May 14, 2013,

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10 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, May 9, 2013,

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9 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, May 8, 2013,

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3 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, May 2, 2013,

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2 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, May 1, 2013,


Thanks to Wendy Wood (Gilbert and the Grim Rabbit) for the onomatopoeia help in this comic strip!

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17 April 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, April 16, 2013,

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16 April 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, April 15, 2013,


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15 April 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, April 14, 2013,

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Layman's Terms

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, June 13, 2012,


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My World

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, June 12, 2012,

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Lolly Magic

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, May 18, 2012,


    Hey everyone!  Here's a bonus comic strip for today! :D
    Looks like another year has passed and it's Dialogue Free Comics Day once more!  Organized annually by Noel Curry, he explains "Dialogue Free Comics Day" as follows:
    "Too often, when writing webcomics I forget that this is primarily a visual artform and so to emphasise that, I’ve set myself the challenge of posting a dialogue free comic on that day..."
    I've contributed every year so far and yet it's still hard to kick the...
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Optic Crash

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, May 13, 2012,


Did you know?
The device Dr. Rianne Nicah is using to correct errors of refraction in a patient's vision (e.g. near or far-sightedness) is called a "Phoropter"!
The chart a patient looks at with lines of seemingly random letters is called a "Snellen's Chart".
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Medical Question

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, May 8, 2012,

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Coherence

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, February 10, 2012,

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Impressions

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, February 6, 2012,

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Chills

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, February 6, 2012,

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Complaint

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, February 1, 2012,

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Miracle

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, January 31, 2012,

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The Boss

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, January 27, 2012,

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Prescription Request

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, January 20, 2012,

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Another Chapter Ends

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, October 27, 2011,


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I've Got News

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, September 29, 2011,


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On Indigestion

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, September 19, 2011,


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Location Location Location

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, September 17, 2011,


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Attentive

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, September 12, 2011,


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VIP

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, April 24, 2011,

This is part of the storyline "On Lighter Dreams"! Click HERE to start from the beginning then click "Next Post" to proceed!

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A Break from Break

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, April 20, 2011,


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Gum-drum

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, April 19, 2011,


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It's Magic!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, April 12, 2011,


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Take a Seat

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, April 7, 2011,


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Head Cheese

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, April 4, 2011,


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Gift Guilt

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, April 3, 2011,


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Perils of Panache

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, March 15, 2011,


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Thought Block

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, March 14, 2011,


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Listen Up

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, March 13, 2011,


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Morning Cup

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, March 10, 2011,


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Ahem!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, February 15, 2011,


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Ill Will

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, January 20, 2011,


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Healthy Example

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, January 19, 2011,


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Mumbling

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, January 11, 2011,


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Throat Hurts

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, January 10, 2011,


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Back to the Past

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, September 22, 2010,

Callous will be going on break! Click HERE for details on the rest of 2010, guest comic/art drive, and event appearances!

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Foreshadowing

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, May 23, 2010,


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Silence

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, April 21, 2010,


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Diet Lightly

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, April 19, 2010,


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Ward Rounds 2

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, February 28, 2010,
Part 2 of 2
The March 1, 2010 Callous comic strip, "Ward Rounds 2" is co-written by George Ford!
George writes and illustrates the hilarious comic strip, "Addanac City"!  Click here to check out this wonderful series!

The "Ward Rounds" storyline is discussed in the blog.  Read the entry here.

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Ward Rounds

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, February 26, 2010,
Part 1

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Cranky Patient

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, February 15, 2010,


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Code Blue

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on October 15, 2009.  

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Weight Watch

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on October 8, 2009.

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Locker

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on October 2, 2009.

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Numb

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, December 26, 2009,
Originally published on September 9, 2009.

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