I am a doctor who questions a lot of medical dogma. Perhaps my own, somewhat sad medical story at least in part explains this oppositional personality trait. Valendar F Turner FRACS FACEM In 1950, when I was five years old, I had a virulent dose of measles. I remember being very sick with blobs of […]
Nothing in medicine makes sense. Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution
In a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, we still end up spending more time alone.
These are my top 10 foreign bodies, found on X-ray. From time to time little things get lost. Whether you are playing billiards naked in the dark; counting money with your tongue; battling with an electric rolling pin; or just ‘slipping’ whilst in the shower….
I recently discovered the online slideshow (with audio) version of Professor Sir Michael Rawlins’ 2008 Harveian Oration titled “De testimonio: On the evidence for decisions about the use of therapeutic interventions”.
Love can be dangerous. No, I’m not talking about revenge killings by jilted lovers, sexually transmitted infections, or the intrinsic hazards of extramarital dalliances. Love itself is dangerous. If you don’t believe me, read on to learn about all the ways amorous acts can threaten life, limb and… other body parts. Overview The neglect of […]
The incomparable Douglas Adams, of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ” fame, needs no introduction. Struan Sutherland, however, is a name obscure to most of the world, but not the world of venoms and poisons. His magnum opus, “Australian Animal Toxins the creatures, their toxins, and care of the poisoned patient” is a true […]
Messner later became the first man to climb all fourteen of the world’s giant 8000-meter peaks. In 1980 he climbed Everest solo – without oxygen