Inside Science

In today’s Scotsman, the Inside Science column is by Stephen Lawrie, Professor of Psychiatry at Edinburgh University. It can be read here . As a native of Edinburgh and a … Continue reading Inside Science

“Perceived”

Presented with uncertain symptoms the doctor, a diligent scientist, checked every bit of data that had ever been established: evidence-based and randomised controlled. This empathic doctor [a natural worrier] re-checked … Continue reading “Perceived”

When the medical profession shuts down

The following response, by Dr Rita Pal, was published online by the BMJ in 2001. In the 20 years that have passed, including the rise of social media, has the … Continue reading When the medical profession shuts down

Playfair brought light

The architect William Henry Playfair brought light to specimens in jars. More than two hundred years later so did Kathleen Jamie in her book FINDINGS. I was born in Edinburgh … Continue reading Playfair brought light