Dr Alexander Wilkie Paterson

What follows is a ‘timeline’ of  Dr Alexander Wilkie Paterson [1822-1898] as ‘established’ from old newspapers. Dr Paterson was doctor to the inhabitants of,  and the visitors to,  Bridge of … Continue reading Dr Alexander Wilkie Paterson

The following day

The Royal College of Psychiatrists Position Statement on antidepressants and depression was published on the 29th May 2019: The following day the President, Registrar and CEO of the Royal College of … Continue reading The following day

abandoning medical ethics

This statement was recently made on social media: “If someone cites ‘first do no harm’ to me as an argument, I immediately know they have thought very little about medical … Continue reading abandoning medical ethics

It is always worth remembering Gordon Bennett when considering the sources of information that seek to inform us

It is likely that you will know the phrase “Gordon Bennett” as an expression of incredulity. But who was Gordon Bennett? And why is he remembered in this way? James Gordon … Continue reading It is always worth remembering Gordon Bennett when considering the sources of information that seek to inform us