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

Hold hands among the atoms

A reply by Peter J. Gordon to the Editorial: Erving Goffman’s Asylums 50 years on.  The British Journal of Psychiatry (2011) 198.http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/198/1/1.long It so happened that as I opened up … Continue reading Hold hands among the atoms