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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…

Bite-sized cardiomyopathy – the heartbreaking case of mistaken avocado identity

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Feb 22, 2021 |

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon When is avocado not avocado? When it’s…

Reality check: When the lines between reality and satire become blurred

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Feb 8, 2021 |

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon I’ve touched before on the sometimes sensationalist…

The curious case of the intoxicated man

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Jan 25, 2021 |

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon There follows a brief curiosity for the…

From a height – symbolically and literally throwing 2020 out the window

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Jan 11, 2021 |

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon What an odd year that was and…

Ants and mummies: Christmas less conventional in Sierra Leone

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Dec 14, 2020 |

A round-up of medical news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon We all face unique challenges during…

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