Medical precautions – bloody cheek

Joy of chaperones. Posy Simmonds.  Commentary We are advised to use a chaperone almost always. A perceptive observer, Simmonds puts her finger on the lack of trust implied, and its effect on both parties. Further info Cartoon reproduced by kind permission of the author GMC on chaperones Medical defence associations, royal colleges, and medical schools Read More …

A remote doctor in 1948 Colorado

Every few years Eugene Smith’s classic Life magazine photostory is uncovered again. See all the photos in better resolution (Time Magazine). Commentary It is an extraordinary record, beautifully captured, which follows a new young doctor, Ernest Ceriani, one year into his experience in rural America in the late 1940s. The item was a massive success Read More …

A limitless ocean of humanity in literature

Storyhealing, by Gavin Francis. The weight of clinical practice can be overwhelming for some – that’s why more doctors in the West are working part-time and retiring earlier than ever before. But the profession’s very multiplicity offers insights and inspirations, satisfactions and consolations, available in few other others. I’m now 20 years into my medical Read More …