What am I up to?

“Not always this laid back”

“Not always this laid back”

Thank you for asking. I am asked this question so often. This phase may just be a salutation, but I have learned many have a curiosity about my various endeavors. A blog seemed like the best way to answer this question on a regular basis. In addition, this blog provides a means for me to keep track in an organized fashion of what I am up to.

The purpose is to record and relate what I am up to these days. The information will be in one place for recording memoirs and historical events. It will be a place to document the present and consider the future.
I expect to regularly make entries concerning various categories: physician/surgeon; medical research and development; the golf adventures and Life. You may see a recent post or follow the topic that might interest you.

Let me know what you think as this blog will becomes my “Lectronic Legacy” in what ever time remains.

Physician/Surgeon

“30 years at the bedside” circa 1980

“30 years at the bedside” circa 1980

In the course of my practice I was one of the pioneers in arthroscopic surgery. This resulted in hundreds of surgeon visitors, such that Ingham Medical Center in Lansing created the first operating room dedicated to arthroscopic surgery including a glass wall for visitors to comfortably observe surgery.

Arthroscopic Suite Ingham Medical Center

Arthroscopic Suite Ingham Medical Center

First and foremost I am a physician/surgeon. No matter a physician’s special interest, the medical license says physician/surgeon. In the course of my medical practice, medicine became very specialized, me included. I went from medical doctor, to board certified orthopedic surgeon to arthroscopic surgeon. My business card indicated such. I did not go so far as to do only left knees and right elbows. When I saw this unfolding, I changed my business card my roots, a “new” specialty called Physician/Surgeon.

 

 

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Inventions/Patents

Inventions/Patents

Official Patent Document

Official Patent Document

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Golf

My friend and partner on the PGA Tour; Howard Twitty

My friend and partner on the PGA Tour; Howard Twitty

I started golf at age 11 a Burroughs Farms, a family recreational area for employees of Burroughs Adding Machine Company. This facility is now called Oak Pointe, west of Brighton, MI. I played on Royal Oak High School team which won the Michigan State High School Championship in 1951 (not a misprint on year). My last year at Michigan State and sfter I was admitted to medical school, I played #3 man on Michigan State College (at that time) golf team. My best competitive score was two under 70 against Notre Dame. I have enjoyed 3 holes in one, the longest being 265 yards in 1955. I played a few local country club invitationals over the years, winning once at the Lansing Country club with Otto Schubel.

Long hiatus in golf due to medical school and practice, but in 2002, I slipped on the ice after a Michigan State basketball game and dislocated my shoulder. This resulted in rotator cuff repair and exploring one handed putting. This led to interest in putting and putter design. This led to meeting Howard Twitty, former PGA tour player and the rest is history and daily documentation of new events now reflected in this blog’s “What are you up to in Golf”

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Life & life

Open Bible

Open Bible

These are musings about Life and life. Notice the capital letter on the first Life. The reason is that it is a synonym or code name for the person of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He called himself the Way, The Truth and the Life. Over the years I have lived an imperfect life (not capitalized) which is one of the qualifications for becoming and remaining a Christian. There is a fun scripture that rhetorically says, “Does a well man need a doctor?” Only those with faults need apply.

I have written a number of manuscripts about Life and life. One such many people Christian or not have appreciated is my insight to what goes on in the operating room which resulted in a prayer for those undergoing surgery. (use the form to the right to sign up and get this free)

I have written a short manuscript on “A Physician Looks at Scriptural Healing”. Being a medical doctor and a Christian it was of interest to me, what the Bible recorded about healing. So it was important to me to make this study in light of my clinical experiences. I want the proceeds from this to go directly to Fresh Wind Christian Community in Benzie County, MI.

This section will have many other reflections on Life and life as we go along.

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Answering the frequently asked question (FAQ) of what am I up to now?

A BLOG seemed the best and most efficient means of answering the FAQs on a regular basis.  It might be said that I wear multiple hats or have many interests.  Discovery in medicine will always be the main topic.  However there are other categories; Golf Adventures, Inventions, and some Christian writings.  Hopefully the BLOG will be a format to tell what I am up to in each of these main endeavors.  It seems almost daily there are interesting events; at least to me. Perhaps the events may be of interest to others.

I want to make it clear, I am not retired.  Retirement it is bad for one’s health.  I concluded my clinical practice in 1995, but work regularly in these various endeavors.  I do not see anywhere in the Bible where retirement is to be desired or realized.  I have told my daughters that I will not be speaking at my retirement party.

From time to time I will answer publicly herein those questions that recently surfaced and may be of general interest.  I will not be recording what I had on my hot dog at a ball game, let alone focus on mundane events.

I trust I will accomplish the intended goal of answering “What am I up to?”

Recent fun Interview

10/21/21: See medium.com/authority-magazine/dr-lanny-johnson-5-things-that-should-be-done-to-improve-the-us-educational-system-c70f4b00a744

Multiple photographs of PCA Celebration Night

See: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLts-SPq62U

There was a sit down dinner for 120 at beautiful restaurant in Costa Mesa, CA. Many of the guests were Vietnamese as was the host, Jacqueline Ng (the lady in the blue dress; famous song)

I think my smiles turned to scowls after 100 or more photographs.

New Patent granted

8/31/2021: This is the second US patent for COVID19, now for the mitigation of such. It is for the spraying on a coating (after drying) of PCA on masks and other personal protective equipment. The crystalline coating is a protective barrier. The SARS CoV2 virus is inactivated upon contact almost immediately and even up to 24 hours after application.

11,103,471 B2 8/31/2021. Anti-microbials and the Methods and Use thereof. August 31, 2021.
This patent is for mitigation of bacteria and virus (COVID 19) by coating of personal protective equipment; masks, gowns, hats, shoes, etc.

New Web Site

9/9/2021: See www.pcabioscience.com that just launched and connection to Dr J’s Natural.

Update: COVID 19

8/26/2021: Update: COVID 19

COVID19 is multi-dimensional disease.

Medical Disease: SARS CoV-2 emerged in late 2019 as a viral infection.

Political Disease: Early in 2020 COVID19 rapidly became politicized.

Legal Disease: As the epidemic progressed it rapidly took on a legal dimension. This was related to the authority a government, corporation and or organization would have to enforce laws or policies.

Personal Liberty Disease: Over time the issue of personal liberty to choose to comply or not with laws, regulations and/or policies emerged. This most recently occurred with the right to to take a vaccine or not.

This results in a very complex pathway even blocking mitigation and or treatment.

New and Important COVID19 patent granted

8/12/21: Another important patent related to the mitigation of COVOD19 was announced today and will be published August 31, 2021. These are the claims.

“ALLOWED CLAIMS
1. (Allowed) An article of protective clothing, comprising:
a fabric; wherein the fabric has been sprayed, coated, or soaked with a solution consisting of protocatechuic acid and a carrier.
2. (Cancelled)
3. (Allowed) The article of protective clothing according to claim 1, wherein the protocatechuic acid provides an anti-microbial coating.
4. (Allowed) The article of protective clothing according to claim 1, wherein the protocatechuic acid has a purity of greater than 90%.
5. (Allowed) The article of protective clothing according to claim 1, wherein the protocatechuic acid is suspended in the carrier.
6. (Cancelled)
7. (Allowed) The article of protective clothing according to claim 1, wherein the protocatechuic acid is a crystalline solid.
8. (Allowed) The article of protective clothing according to claim 1, wherein the protocatechuic acid becomes activated by contact with moisture.
9. (Allowed) The article of protective clothing according to claim 1, wherein the fabric is made of a material selected from linen, cotton, polypropylene, polyester, bamboo and blends of the same.
10. (Cancelled).”

“11. (Allowed) The article of protective clothing according to claim 3, wherein the microorganism is selected from the group consisting of C. difficile 9689, P. acnes 6919,
C. prefringens 13124, L. cassei, E. coli 8739, E. coli 43895, S. aureus 33591, S. mutans,
S. pyrogenes, P. aeruginosa 9027, K. pneumonia, MRSE 51625, C. albicans, legionella
43662, and a virus.
12. (Allowed) The article of protective clothing according to claim 5, wherein the protocatechuic acid is present in the solution in a concentration of at least 25 mM.
13. (Allowed) The article of protective clothing according to claim 5, wherein the carrier is selected from the group consisting of water, isopropyl alcohol, ethanol, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol, glycerol, essential oil, and mixtures or combinations thereof.
14. (Allowed) The article of protective clothing according to claim 13, wherein the carrier comprises ethanol or isopropyl alcohol.
15. (Allowed) The article of protective clothing according to claim 1, wherein the article of protective clothing is a facemask.
16. (Allowed) The article of protective clothing according to claim 1, wherein the article of protective clothing is a protective suit configured to cover a person’s head, arms, torso, legs and feet.
17. (Allowed) A method of making an article of protective clothing of claim 1 impregnated with protocatechuic acid comprising:
providing an article of protective clothing;
applying protocatechuic acid to the article of protective clothing; optionally drying the impregnated article of protective clothing; and
optionally reapplying the protocatechuic acid to the article of protective clothing,
wherein the protocatechuic acid elicits an effect selected from the group consisting of”

inhibiting microorganism growth and inhibiting microorganism survival, thereby protecting a person from exposure to the microorganism.
18. (Allowed) The method of claim 17, wherein applying protocatechuic acid to the article of protective clothing comprises soaking or spraying the article of protective clothing with a solution comprising protocatechuic acid and water or an alcohol selected from isopropyl alcohol and ethyl alcohol.
19. (Allowed) The method of claim 17, wherein the applying protocatechuic acid to the article of protective clothing comprises impregnating the article of protective
clothing with a solid form of the protocatechuic acid.

Woke identifications

07/11/2021: I have just learned that people from all spectrums of society now follow their preferred name with pronoun in parenthesis. The president of Michigan State University listed following his signature to all alumni (he/him).

It occurred to me that should Jesus submit to such foolishness he would sign Jesus (Iam/et al). By this he would let it be known that he called himself “I Am” and since he was synonymous with the Father God and the Holy Spirit the (“et al..”) would be similar to standard published contributing authorship identification since they have been recorded to have authored the universe.