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Blair Bigham is a Toronto-based multimedia journalist, scientist and resident emergency physician. He was a Global Journalism Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs. His work has appeared in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Canadian Medical A...

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@BlairBigham — 1,053 followers, 1,317 tweets

Nov 21, 2017

Another block done. Bye for now CCU! Back to the emerg I go. https://t.co/xFhKAmkcos

Nov 19, 2017

RT @mcyarema: Why I love being a medical toxicologist. To be able to understand and teach on topics related to this diagram. HT=G…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/923620444330008576 

Nov 19, 2017

RT @mcyarema: Hyperthermic tox patient differential: sympathomimetics, antimuscarinics, GABA-withdrawal, DRESS syndrome, NMS, ser…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/931988979343228928 

Nov 19, 2017

RT @NightShiftMD: Taking Care of the Physician  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/well/family/taking-care-of-the-physician.html  Unfortunately, this comes across as an admonishment on MDs to do better.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I wrote for paramedic industry magazines before pitching a fentanyl story to VICE.com as part of my journo training at U of Ts Munk School

Have you ever used a typewriter?

For about ten seconds. Maybe less.

How is social media changing news?

Social media makes news travel quickly and broadly- which means journalists have to get it right because errors spread like wildfire.