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Birth of Amphetamine

20 Mar 2017

First synthesized by Lazar Edeleanu in Germany in 1887, amphetamine remained quietly under the radar until it came to the attention of chemist Gordon Alles in 1929.  Alles was looking for an asthma...

Physician’s oath to humanity

20 Mar 2017

Hippocrates is often regarded as the father of modern medicine in spite of his mistaken belief that illness and health were determined by the ups and downs of the four “humours,” namely black bile,...

To Know or Not to Know: That is the NFL's Question

20 Mar 2017

In the past we heard in the news about a shocking admission from the execs at the National Football League in the USA that they may finally admit to believing that there is a link between football...

The 90+ Study

20 Mar 2017

When medical students do their first rotation in paediatrics, they are told that children are not small adults. They are a different species! Children respond differently to diet and drugs than...

The Liberation Procedure

20 Mar 2017

It’s a great name for a possible cure for multiple sclerosis: “The Liberation Procedure.” Indeed patients suffering from MS feel that their body is being held prisoner by some strange force. Their...

A Spoonful of Sugar

20 Jan 2017

Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews, was a big hit for Disney studios in 1964. The film was a musicalized version of the children’s books about a magical English nanny written between 1934 and...


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