In this article some of the best journal article titles in the medical literature are identified, with a focus on ID.
Composed By: Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D, BCPS, BCIDP
Article Posted: 13 July 2021
Recently one of my favorite ID PharmDs on Twitter (@ABsteward) posted a question about the best journal article titles in the medical literature. People had a lot to share and I found it so entertaining I thought I might as well compose it into a blog post to share with others.
Here are some of the best journal article titles in the medical literature… brought to you courtesy of some phenomenal folks on twitter… in no particular order… some are witty, some are funny, some are down right strange… enjoy!
1. Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomised controlled trials – BMJ, 2003
3. Invasive Fungal Disease Complicating Coronavirus Disease 2019: When It Rains, It Spores – CID, 2020
4. Vancomycin and the Risk of AKI: Now Clearer than Mississippi Mud – CAJSN, 2016
5. Fantastic yeasts and where to find them: the hidden diversity of dimorphic fungal pathogens – COM, 2019
6. Bats in the Bedroom, Bats in the Belfry: Reanalysis of the Rationale for Rabies Postexposure Prophylaxis – CID, 2009
7. Hogwarts Headaches — Misery for Muggles – NEJM, 2003
8. Clinical use of the polymyxins: the tale of the fox and the cat – IJAA, 2018
9. Experimental replication shows knives manufactured from frozen human feces do not work – JASR, 2019
10. Bundle in the Bronx: Impact of a Transition-of-Care Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy Bundle on All-Cause 30-Day Hospital Readmissions – OFID , 2017
11. Cryptococcus neoformans: the yeast that likes it hot – FYR, 2006
12. Salmonella excretion in joy-riding pigs – IJPHNH, 1970
14. Everything is awesome: Don’t forget the Lego – JPCH, 2019
15. Getting to the bottom of anal evolution – AJZ, 2015
16. Electronic Health Records and the Increasing Complexity of Medical Practice: “It Never Gets Easier, You Just Go Faster” – JGIM, 2013
Not satisfied with the list? Have some to add? Email me IDstewardship@gmail.com or use the contact page and we can make some more additions.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are that of the author and do not necearilly reflect those of any past, current, or potential future employer.
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