“Wake-up call for British Psychiatry”

This “Special Article” was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in July 2008. No other article in the history of the journal has had more responses. A few years … Continue reading “Wake-up call for British Psychiatry”

Time to say goodbye

It was interesting to read this month’s guest blog for the Royal College of Psychiatrists by the Chair of RCPsych Scotland, Professor John Crichton. The College has recently celebrated 25 … Continue reading Time to say goodbye

An explanation

Shortly after this new text book was published I purchased it and read it over a long weekend in May. I took notes and added marginalia as I read [here … Continue reading An explanation

Behind the graph lie a million stories

This film is for Raymond Tallis, Eric Matthews and Patrick Geddes. This is a short film that considers the so-called “two culture” divide between the Arts and the Sciences. The … Continue reading Behind the graph lie a million stories

The caption is wrong

This is not an attack upon science. It is no more than a film that seeks the wonderful libraries that may be found at the end of corridors. How truthfully … Continue reading The caption is wrong

The lawn was white with doctors

               

Little more than a name

Chapter Five of Repeats its love: “Little more than a name” The Aesculapians never intended to run the Mavisbank Institution themselves, and with Hippocratic beneficence, left matters of mind to … Continue reading Little more than a name

Gin a body meet a body

Chapter Seven of ‘Repeats its Love’: Gin a body meet a body 1907. This was the year that colour came to Mavisbank Institution for the Nervous. It was the year … Continue reading Gin a body meet a body

A New scene of thought

Closing chapter to ‘Repeats its love’: A New scene of Thought [1] It was the philosopher Schelling who pointed out that “Nature opens its eyes . . . and notices … Continue reading A New scene of thought