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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…

DNA (do not abbreviate) – first blood drawn in the war against acronyms

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Dec 3, 2020 |

Fair dinkum to the researchers at the University of South Australia, who analysed 24 million scientific articles and 18 million…

Finger on the trigger: Viewing facts through left- or right-tinted glasses

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Nov 23, 2020 |

A round-up of medical news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon It’s a struggle to remember a…

Was Michelangelo familiar with jugular venous distention?

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Nov 12, 2020 |

A round-up of medical news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon I’m always fascinated by the concept…

Risk vs benefit: Considering the consequences of a six-week lockdown

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Nov 2, 2020 |

First and foremost, along with anybody else of sound mind, one must extend sincere sympathies to anybody who has lost…

An embarrassment of data riches — Covid-19 tracking apps in South Korea

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Oct 22, 2020 |

A previous Dorsal View discussed the concerns that were raised by Trinity College Dublin tech researchers regarding some rather intrusive…

If people are not sick with Covid-19, they are probably sick of it

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Oct 12, 2020 |

The Dorsal View- a round-up of medical news and oddities from left filed by Dr Doug Witherspoon It can be…

Media mischief-making and mayhem over Covid-19

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Sep 21, 2020 |

Can we breathe out yet? As always, there are more questions than answers around Covid-19 and while medical experts and…

On infertile ground – how the world’s population may be heading for a crash

By sa | Sep 9, 2020 |

A round-up of medical news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon At this point, we have become…

Can’t you see this is a land of confusion? The genesis of mixed messages

By Dr Doug Witherspoon | Aug 31, 2020 |

The Dorsal View A round-up of medical news and oddities from left field by Doug Witherspoon The people of our…

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