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

Psychiatry: the ‘subjective-objective divide’

In my subjective opinion, one of the most important articles written in the Journal of my College, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, was written by a colleague of mine who … Continue reading Psychiatry: the ‘subjective-objective divide’