NATURE’S OUTLAWS….

Science cannot explain us, Medicine cannot categorise us, Theology does not recognise us – and most people simply cannot understand us. We do not conform to any known evolutionary template, nor do we ‘fit in’ with the greater majority of humankind. We are tracked and monitored from birth, we are studied, viewed with suspicion, feared, adored and loathed in equal measure – we are unique. Nowhere else in nature will you find a species like ours, one that physically rejects […]

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FATHER OF MODERN SURGERY….

Abul Qasim Al-Zahravi, known in the West as Albucasis, was undoubtably the greatest surgeon of the Middle Ages. He is best known for several original breakthroughs in surgery, as an inventor of several surgical instruments, and for his famous Medical Encyclopedia. Al-Zahravi is considered as the Father of Modern Surgery. His full name was Abul Qasim Khalaf ibn al-Abbas al-Zahravi. He was born and brought up in Zahra, the royal suburb of Cordova (Arabic Qurtuba), the capital of Muslim Spain. […]

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A BLEAK MOUNTAIN….

Of the four U.S. Presidents who have been assassinated, only two, Abraham Lincoln and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, have left an indelible mark upon the psyche of the American people. William McKinley had already been president a full term when he was murdered at the turn of the 20th century. James A. Garfield however, President for less than four months before he was shot in 1881, hardly merits more than a historical footnote. Which makes me wonder, why one of the […]

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WINDOW ON YOUR HEALTHCARE….

Would you be surprised to learn that the NHS is Microsoft’s single largest customer. So does that then lead you to assume that Microsoft is an NHS partner? I ask this because this is how Bill Crounse, Microsoft’s worldwide health director sees the future of Healthcare: “In my keynote address, I pointed out that the most innovative and progressive uses of information technology in American healthcare tend to be found in organizations that function as both providers and payers of […]

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