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White Blood: A History of Human Milk is an extraordinary, semi-autobiographical, scientific and historical dissertation by Lawrence Weaver. Weaver is a paediatric gastroenterologist, nutritional scientist and an historical scholar. His career direction has led inexorably to the grand finale production of White Blood. This is a thorough history of breast milk, but deviates into paediatrics;…

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Mass psychogenic illness was no laughing matter for the kids of Tanganyika

We all need a laugh from time-to-time, but the ‘Laughter Epidemic’ of Tanganyika (now Tanzania) in 1962 was, you might say, beyond a joke. Still, it is one of the best-known instances of mass hysteria and an interesting medical history side-note for the medical detectives among you. It all kicked-off on 31 January 1962 in…

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Mindo Cartoon – 28 August 2021

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Ford’s Puma will please both Jekyll and Hyde

If you’re facing a situation where practicality or family needs have steered you in the direction of a crossover SUV – but you don’t want to go too ‘sensible’ – fear not as Ford is here. In the new Puma ST, you can pootle around suburbia being Dr Jekyll to your heart’s content, comfortable in…

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Elsewhere – an opera about the ‘Monaghan Asylum Soviet’

Michael Gallen’s new production is an extraordinary reminder of an extraordinary time, writes Prof Brendan Kelly Elsewhere, a new opera by Michael Gallen, will premiere at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in November.The opera is loosely based on the history of the ‘Monaghan Asylum Soviet’ that was established at St Davnet’s in 1919. The story…

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Beechwood edge out Dublin Hospitals in five-goal thriller

With the start of the competitive season just around the corner, Dublin Hospitals (DH) welcomed Beechwood to Crumlin for the last of their pre-season friendlies. A win would make it three wins from three and they got off to the best possible start after just five minutes. Ger Cheevers got his first of pre-season after…

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Dublin Hospitals Rock Seaford’s boat and get the win

Dublin Hospitals Rock Seaford’s boat and get the win Dublin Hospitals (DH) travelled southside for their second pre-season friendly taking on Seaford Rock, a team who they have met plenty of times over the past few years, with mixed results. Both squads had changed somewhat since those matches, but it promised to be a good…

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Dublin Hospitals put River Valley to the Swords

Dublin Hospitals (DH) FC made their way across the city to Swords to take on River Valley Rangers in the first of three pre-season friendlies before the upcoming season. Playing under their new name, the first time since switching from Saint Vincent’s Hospital FC, as well as with plenty of new faces in the squad,…

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Mindo Cartoon – 22 July 2021

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