First do no harm

This is the opening of an Editorial published in the British Journal of General Practice, October 2020. The Cumberlege Review can be read in full here.

‘Another me exists and is wandering loose out in the world’

This is from  t h e  s c a n d a l  o f  t h e  c e nt u r y  by Gabriel García Márquez:

HOME and AWAY

Yesterday I took Big Ted with me yesterday to Glasgow. I was not there for any reason other than to wander and observe. I was exploring the West end area … Continue reading HOME and AWAY

BUMP-TIOUS SCIENCE

Nearly all now agree that Phrenology was never science. History can help guide science. Today: can we be sure that everything understood as scientific is not as BUMP-TIOUS as our … Continue reading BUMP-TIOUS SCIENCE

Professor Cairo

I cannot introduce you to Professor Cairo as he is long dead. When alive he offered “indisputable evidence”. It is likely that this ‘Professor’ spent considerable periods of his life … Continue reading Professor Cairo

‘The scientific attitude’

This is an old review of an old book. I find that I am not well enough versed to understand the full context and that I struggle with some of … Continue reading ‘The scientific attitude’

Keep Digging

March 1971; the advice of Dr David G. Hessayon: Note: the above photograph is of Cothall tool shed, Altyre, Moray.

L. N. E. R. excursions

side by side on an old newspaper page.