“Objectivity” does not come in a title

Professor Perlis, in a paper titled “Anxiety about Antidepressants” ,  considered “the cognitive and affective biases that may prevent effective treatment“. In this paper Professor Perlis referred to the recent … Continue reading “Objectivity” does not come in a title

A tall, slightly stooping, gaunt figure

Dr Robert Hutchison died in 1960, seven years before I was born. However, his appearance as depicted in the portrait (above) reminds me of Roald Dahl. One of his closest friends … Continue reading A tall, slightly stooping, gaunt figure

The Glasgow Declaration: “the progressive test”

As a tireless advocate for a timely approach to the diagnosis of dementia I was delighted to be there in person when the “Glasgow Declaration” was signed. This rights-based declaration … Continue reading The Glasgow Declaration: “the progressive test”

The first published reference to patient consent

My view is that consent for any form of examination should always first be sought. Be such examination for physical, psychological or cognitive reasons. I had a look through the … Continue reading The first published reference to patient consent