#64MillionArtists #TheJanuaryChallenge #NurseTakeover

  I had an exciting e-mail in my in-box this morning. I've been intermittently taking part in the #64MillionArtists #JanuaryChallenge - you may have seen the odd tweet from me with a random picture! Well, today the challenge is for us to "set someone else a challenge." Just last evening I was taking part in a… Continue reading #64MillionArtists #TheJanuaryChallenge #NurseTakeover

Book Review – Smoking Kills (The Revolutionary Life of Richard Doll) by Conrad Keating

  My interest in Professor Sir Richard Doll is to some extent a personal one.  I was aware of his existence before I lived in Oxford; my father had told me about him and his research that showed the link between smoking and lung cancer.  He sometimes recounts the story of the time there was… Continue reading Book Review – Smoking Kills (The Revolutionary Life of Richard Doll) by Conrad Keating

Book Review – The Mould in Dr Florey’s Coat by Eric Lax

  When I used to think of Penicillin, I automatically thought only of the man who is widely credited with it's discovery and development; Sir Alexander Fleming.  Not any more. Alexander Fleming has totally dominated the claims to Penicillin triumph; in my daughter's school there is even a house named after him.  He famously received… Continue reading Book Review – The Mould in Dr Florey’s Coat by Eric Lax