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The doctor as a cure

The doctor as a cure

Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always – Hippocrates The story of Quesalid   This is a true story. A hundred years ago a boy called Quesalid lived on Vancouver Island. He had a feeling that shamans tricked people, but he didn’t know how. To find out, he... read more
Are we all going insane?

Are we all going insane?

In the early 1970s psychologist Dr. David Rosenhan from Columbia University did a crazy experiment. He took a group of eight ‘normal’ (whatever that means) people, and sent each one to a different psychiatric hospital where they pretended to hear dull voices. Other... read more
Do I have a chocolate cake gene?

Do I have a chocolate cake gene?

“At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” – Christine Mason Miller In 2013 Angelina Jolie had her breasts removed after she found out she had a breast cancer gene called BRAC1. The New York Times reported that BRAC1... read more
Love is a drug

Love is a drug

Man cannot live by bread alone Clifford and Eva Vevea were ‘hopelessly in love’ for 65 years of marriage and died within hours of each other. Marcus Ringrose died the day after his wife’s funeral. Robert and Nora Viands died 16 hours apart after 71 years of happy... read more