Suspenders Stockings Frilly Knickers, Zips and Underpants

Wash your hands Ignaz Semmelweis  On May 15th 1850, Dr Semmelweis stood on the stage at the Vienna Medical Society’s explaining his great discovery. He is regarded as the pioneer of antisepsis. Often regarded as the “saviour of mother”, he advised his surgical colleagues that death by simply washing their hands could be significantly reduced. […]

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Decisions! Decisions!!

  Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it. Charles Swindoll It was always going to decide which speciality to follow after five years of grind at medical school. Initially we new graduates all dived in feet first with enthusiasm into our new careers. Our first pay were on […]

What is a Gasoose?

 Picture Jonny on the floor in the company  of the lovely Tracy Tyttefieder (no, you work out the pronunciation) having trouble with his pipe. The problem is that he can’t get it out –   and eventually the lady has to resort to a hacksaw to finish it off. Jonathon May (Confessions of a Gasman) […]

The Anus-Tit-ist

I’m playing the right notes just in the wrong order. Morcombe and Wise Show with Andre Previn Strange things can happen in life at any time and anywhere. Personally I very rarely used my “Doctor” title out with the hospital. It just became a habit. There was a feeling that the title often intimidated people […]

Just a Quickie Please Doc

There’s no reason for it …… it’s just our policy WwRobert G. Evans   This blog is deliberately written to feature short anecdotes and quotes. Some are informative. Some are amusing. Some are serious. Some are controversial.  Historically Petri dishes were placed around various points in a ward especially in Intensive Care Units. They were often […]

Bollywood or Rock and Roll

Music gives me a soul to the universe,  wings to the mind,  flight to the imagination  and life to everything. Plato The life of a hospital doctor can be tough. This applies particularly those working in specialities with high out of hours call out commitments. You know same old, same old, overworked and underpaid blah, blah, blah (apologies […]

Medical Funnies

Anaesthetists and most surgeons generally work long hours. At times it is tough going. Stress can be a problem. With seniority, stress disappeared from me. There was no point in carrying such a burden. Confidence dissolved the stress I suffered with it enough during my years as a trainee. My problem as a consultant was not […]

Three Kids, Two Women and a Man

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40 : 31 People assumed that I had a wealthy and glamorous life. It is easy to think that. There are psychological traumas […]