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Research designed to raise a few eyebrows

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Oct 13, 2021 |

This issue’s offering compiles for you a round-up of some of the more unusual research and strange events that have…

Sexual intercourse versus a decongestant for nasal breathing issues? Trust the science…

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Oct 5, 2021 |

For those who like to take a sideways look at science and research, not least of the medical variety, the…

The dapper drummer gathered no moss, but he did amass a fine collection of bespoke menswear

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Sep 22, 2021 |

The old ‘the Beatles or the Stones’ debate continues ad infinitum among many music lovers as to which was the…

Finglas free-kick frustrates faltering physicians

By Sa | Sep 22, 2021 |

A bright start to the season for the Dublin Hospitals FC (DHFC) has dimmed somewhat with two successive draws in…

Tee time: Swinging a ‘banana ball’ shot at the weird and wonderful origins of golf

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Sep 13, 2021 |

As things stand when this is written, golf’s PGA Tour 2021 is about to tee-off, while Ireland’s Leona Maguire has…

Dublin Hospitals’ unbeaten run continues

By Sa | Aug 31, 2021 |

Game three of the Leinster Senior League (LSL) season for Dublin Hospitals FC (DHFC) pitted the doctors against Rosemount Mulvey.…

They put their right foot in, their right foot out –a dance of death that puzzled doctors for centuries

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Aug 31, 2021 |

Following on from the last issue’s overview of the ‘Laughter Epidemic’ of Tanganyika, let’s touch on another condition with bizarre…

Dublin Hospitals turn up the heat in Dunboyne

By Sa | Aug 24, 2021 |

While much of the country enjoyed a relaxing Saturday afternoon in the unprecedented heat, Dublin Hospitals FC travelled to Dunboyne…

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

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Aug 21, 2021 |

We all need a laugh from time-to-time, but the ‘Laughter Epidemic’ of Tanganyika (now Tanzania) in 1962 was, you might…

The naked truth about medical care in the ancient Olympic Games

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Aug 6, 2021 |

As you read this, the slightly strange and crowd-free Olympic Games are drawing to a close. Of course, the medical…

When the truth hurts: Lies, damn lies, and patient consultations

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Jul 16, 2021 |

Along with lawyers, the police, and judges, doctors must be one of the most lied-to professions. As you know, some…

Beechwood edge out Dublin Hospitals in five-goal thriller

By sa | Jul 16, 2021 |

With the start of the competitive season just around the corner, Dublin Hospitals (DH) welcomed Beechwood to Crumlin for the…

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