Tag Archives: medicine

The Power of Suggestion

I noticed this yesterday: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson found dead in her flat  Comes as a friend appeared on This Morning to claim she had relapsed ‘back into a dark place’ Socialite and model told last year that she had been battling … Continue reading

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Sideways Glances

Various items. Firstly, I think this photo provides all the reasons why I  would vote for this man: Although I can’t quite put my finger on exactly what it is. … Secondly, I keep reading stuff like this: It goes … Continue reading

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Is There Conflict Between Standard and Preventive Medicine?

I sometimes wonder whether the recently announced smoking ban in HUD dwellings in the USA, as well as the smoking bans proliferating in the grounds of NHS hospitals in the UK, set up stresses within the organisations involved. After all, it … Continue reading

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Did Tobacco Duties Help Trigger The English Civil War?

I seem to be becoming immersed in Anglo-American history. The mention by Nisakiman that James I had increased the duty on tobacco by 4000% (in 1604)  started me looking for more information. It turned out that his son, Charles I, … Continue reading

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The Power of Suggestion

I was told this story over 50 years ago. Here’s the gist of it: On a tea plantation in Ceylon, one of the plantation workers committed a crime, and hid up a tree. The plantation manager tried to persuade him … Continue reading

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Cures For The Plague

H/T Roobeedoo for a link that led to Cures for the Plague: Those who stayed in London did all they could to protect themselves from the plague. As no one knew what caused the plague, most of these were based around … Continue reading

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Did Telephones Raise Longevity?

Longevity is everything, these days. The only point in life is to live as long as possible. Nothing else matters. Oddly enough, the supremacy of longevity has come at a time when people have been starting to live longer anyway. … Continue reading

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