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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…

The paradox of the murdering nurses of WW2

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Jun 18, 2021 |

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon With everything that’s been going on, one…

Current affairs – new research shows that Nikola Tesla is the gift that keeps giving

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Jun 4, 2021 |

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon It’s so easy to take the genius…

From the bedside to the court bench –when the law becomes an ass

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | May 25, 2021 |

It appears the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a significant drop in the amount of medical negligence cases in the…

A fond and funny farewell from the inimitable ‘ginger god of surgery and shenanigans’

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | May 14, 2021 |

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon There are obituaries and there are obituaries.…

A prince among some and a god among others – the world’s most unlikely ‘deity’

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | May 5, 2021 |

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon You will no doubt be aware of…

Smoking or non-smoking? Unusual ‘medical’ applications for the evil weed from the annals

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Apr 23, 2021 |

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon I’m sure you’ve felt on more than…

A funny old profession – court jesters ‘fools’, clowns… and medical practitioners

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Apr 15, 2021 |

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon It really is a tired old cliché…

Memories are made of this…

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Apr 6, 2021 |

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon Do you remember what you ate for…

Cervix with a smile — the weird ‘wandering womb’ theory from the days of Hippocrates

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Mar 24, 2021 |

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon It’s sometimes nice to take a glance…

A brush with madness and a medical student: Crunch time for Munch’s state of mind

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Mar 15, 2021 |

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon We’re all familiar with the accompanying image…

Artificial intelligence algorithms now have some skin in the game in dermatology

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Mar 3, 2021 |
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The ‘rise of the machines’ in medicine is nothing new and certainly has advantages in terms of the quantities of…

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