John Snow (1813-1858) was one of the first anaesthetists – he even chloroformed Queen Victoria! – but today he is famous for his investigation of the 1854 Broad Street cholera outbreak in Soho, London. By mapping the cases of cholera he was able to link transmission of the illness to contaminated water consumed from the […]
Referring Patients to an admitting team from the emergency department. This is a crucial part of the job of an emergency doctor, yet formal training on this skill is almost non-existent.
Artists and anatomy through history. Was Leonardo Da Vinci the first Anatomist?
Probably the two most potentially useful skills I learnt in the army were ironing (a skill I try to avoid putting to use at any cost) and knowledge of the phonetic alphabet.
In the world of medicine there has been a grammatical battle raging for what seems an eternity. “Who are the warring parties?”, you ask.
Poking fun and self-indulgent chuckling aside, there is a serious aspect to all this senseless pseudoscience.
Have you ever submitted a scientific paper to a journal? Here are some insights into the Herculean labours of getting a paper published in a medical journal (with MJA excerpts).
A template for the medical school lecture recognizing that all great teachers follow the same heroic journey, a la Joseph Campbell’s monomyth concept.