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

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Oct 5, 2021 |
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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 |
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The old ‘the Beatles or the Stones’ debate continues ad infinitum among many music lovers as to which was the…

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

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…

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…

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