Ignaz Semmelweis – ‘The Saviour of Mothers’

Ignaz Semmelweis – ‘The Saviour of Mothers’

I can vividly remember being taught how to ‘scrub up’ as a third year medical student. The careful scrutiny of the theatre sister filled me with fear. Had I touched the wrong part of the scrub pack? Were my hands completely sterile? On more than one occasion I...
The Coldest Case – Lessons From the Iceman

The Coldest Case – Lessons From the Iceman

I am an unashamed fan of history and spend much of my time away from Medicine reading about history and listening to podcasts such as the excellent ‘Hardcore History’ by Dan Carlin. This particular article was inspired by Daniele Bolleli’s incredible work...
Aneurin Bevan and the Birth of the NHS

Aneurin Bevan and the Birth of the NHS

The NHS has been in the news a lot lately, and not for the right reasons. Winter bed emergencies, the junior doctors contract dispute, student nurses bursaries, and the widespread funding crisis are constantly making front-page news. The sight of junior doctors on a...

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