The pestling of the Hippocratic oath by a market-driven world

I have come to consider mortar & pestle pharmacy signs as representing the pestling of the Hippocratic oath by a market-driven world, aided and abetted by existential fear. One of … Continue reading The pestling of the Hippocratic oath by a market-driven world

I know you now

This lovely poem by Richard Munro was recently ‘Poem of the Week’ in the Scotsman. When ever I am in Edinburgh city centre I eat my sandwich lunch on the … Continue reading I know you now

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

Theatrical Excitement in Edinburgh

The above is from the Book of Scottish Anecdote. I made this film about Scotland’s first theatre: The Book of Scottish Anecdote gives this account of the Theatre in Shakespeare … Continue reading Theatrical Excitement in Edinburgh