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Better Safe Than Sorry The very funny true story of how I attempted CPR, but broke the patients legs, emptied the patient's orifices of bodily fluids, broke all their ribs, but maybe just saved their life (or so I'd like to think). read more
Births, Deaths and Miscarriages The story of a junior doctor working a busy weekend in a district hospital read more
I can’t burp For years, patients have suffered with an inability to burp. Now, a new syndrome has been described, including a cure! read more
Diagnose it yourself – DIY – The Baby That Can’t Breathe Test yourself with the case of a 5 month old with respiratory distress - with MCQs! read more
Lightening Strikes Twice! Lightening strikes are literally 1 per million events. So I was shocked (ahem) recently when I had two presentations in the same day! Learn what to do about lightening strikes from a doctor caught in a freak storm. read more
Diagnose it Yourself – DIY – Bloaty Have a go at diagnosing this patient with vague gastrointestinal symptoms. Quiz questions and real case based discussion included! read more