BBC2: 7.30pm, Tuesday 18th July 1995

Many, if not all British newspapers have now been digitised for the British Newspaper Archive. Until relatively recently this had covered a period only up to the 1950s. However digitalisation … Continue reading BBC2: 7.30pm, Tuesday 18th July 1995

“Does a disservice to psychiatrists”

This was a letter by Dr Alexander Langford, published in the BMJ in May 2015. It was in response to this Editorial by Professor David Healy. I agree with Dr … Continue reading “Does a disservice to psychiatrists”

Psychiatry in General Practice (the early 1990s)

The following editorial was by Dr James Guy Edwards. It was published the year before I started training in psychiatry: The author was Editor of this Text Book: The first … Continue reading Psychiatry in General Practice (the early 1990s)

EXIT music

This photograph is of a corridor that led out to a courtyard in the old hospital that I trained in. That hospital was Royal Cornhill in Aberdeen. I used to … Continue reading EXIT music

A visit to a Tranquilliser Project

The President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 27th February 2019: “Really interesting  visit to Bristol and District Tranquilliser Project. Heard from people with lived experience of withdrawing from tranquillisers. … Continue reading A visit to a Tranquilliser Project

The Scottish Pharmacist

In an antique shop in Grantown in Spey I came across a 1978 edition of ‘The Scottish Pharmacist’. Some of the articles made me laugh out loud but led to … Continue reading The Scottish Pharmacist