Well, is there anyone who isn’t tangent?

I made this film after visiting the Temple of the Muses, by Dryburgh, on the last day of March 2017.

At the end of the corridor

 

A Doctor’s Line

Today I got to hear Professor Sir Kenneth C Calman give a talk on ‘Scottish Literature and Medicine’ at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

It was a wonderful talk and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to attend and to meet Sir Kenneth. This has been an ambition of mine.

Sir Kenneth Calman’s book “A Doctor’s Line” is wonderful and I would recommend to all whether medical or lay, scientist or artist:

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 Some of my “notes” on A Doctor’s Line can be read here
 

[and then there is feel]

I need ethics because I am on my own.
I can only see with my own eyes.
I try to shift my stance.
I do not always see what others see

I need ethics because I am ordinary and extraordinary.
I can only see with my own eyes
I try to shift my stance
I do not always see what others see

[and then there is feel]

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The Body Lift

This is a more experimental film and is based on attending a Conference by Aberdeen Council on the 27th October 2016 in the old Anatomy Department of Marischal College.

The Conference was on “customer experience” and was extremely well put together. This meeting truly realised the benefits of shared learning and wider thinking. I felt very lucky to be a part of it.

I gave a brief 5 minute talk on “bedside manner” in the old dissecting room where 28 years ago I had learned anatomy.

One of the talks I most benefited from was by the philosopher Dr Bob Plant. His talk made me think of divides – the dissections of understandings. The film ends with dissections on the body of “Caledonian Antisyzygy”.

This film begins with my friend Dr Flaxman going up in the old lift to the Town House Archives. We had just left another lift behind, the lift in the Anatomy Department where bodies were brought up to the “Drain”. That is why I have called this film “The Body Lift”