Forget Big Pharma. Big Pathology is scary, and they have a much stronger grip on our fears - imperfection, uncertainty, and making a baby. http://www.abc.net.au/religion/brave-new-world-of-genetic-medicine/10356384
Before getting on the scales, I ask "Shoes on or off?"
It’s either a very short consult, or a very long one. Because it's often the first real question they’ve asked in their life, and the opener goes something like this. "It's a bit of a weird one. I'm afraid, like terrified, of death." "Yes." There is no upward inflection in my yes, no encouraging question … Continue reading death, or something like it
A few years back, I was on my lunch break in the hospital tea room. A scene from House or Grey's Room or Emergency Anatomy or whatever was playing on the grotty T.V on top of the microwave. An intern appeared to be doing brain surgery alone in a broom cupboard with cleaning gloves. Elective … Continue reading the legacy of TVMed™