Told with an evident truth as unflinching as it is tender

I recently read Father and Son by the writer and poet  Edmund Gosse. This ‘memoir’ was written in 1907 and subtitled ‘a study of two temperaments.’ I was reminded of … Continue reading Told with an evident truth as unflinching as it is tender

Pulverising Mill

In 1777 Dr Stephen Hempsted had his new invention patented. His ‘Pulverising Mill’ was designed to replace mortar and pestles for preparing medicines. A new industrial age had begun and … Continue reading Pulverising Mill

Widely Based Experience [WBE]

Published today, in Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology. I consider this to be a seminal paper. The author of this paper is neither a ‘traditional’ academic nor a healthcare professional. The … Continue reading Widely Based Experience [WBE]

GORGET OINTMENT

I have had a longstanding interest in old pharmacy and chemist shops. This interest began in childhood! One of my earliest memories was from my pram: above me I could … Continue reading GORGET OINTMENT