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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and the Path to Vaccination

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and the Path to Vaccination

Alex Howells, Guest Writer Vaccination has been heralded as the one of the most significant medical developments in all of history. Some of the biggest success stories as a result of widespread vaccination programmes include the eradication of smallpox and lowering the worldwide incidence of polio from 350,000 cases in 1988 to only 223 in 2012 (a reduction of 99%). […]

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ST GEORGE’S UNIVERSITY OF LONDON: A HISTORY

Ashra Omr, Guest Writer 1733: St George’s Hospital was newly opened in Lanesborough House at Hyde Park Corner. It was built with three floors to accommodate 30 patients in two wards. 1744: The hospital underwent extension until it consisted of 15 wards for more than 250 patients. 1751: Apprentice doctors were formally registered. 1844: A brand new hospital, which was […]

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Cheese and Onion

Cheese and Onion

There are a plethora of people who will tell you that they believe wholeheartedly that Cheese & Onion is the perfect accompaniment to a medical education and that there is nothing better than to open it up, quickly consume what is stored within and use it to fuel yourself going forward. For these people, Cheese & Onion is the source […]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About the OSCE

What We Talk About When We Talk About the OSCE

If you’ve reached the unenviable milestone of clinical medicine then congratulations. I too, have dined upon the vast immeasurable time vortex that is a consultant ward round and I too have watched as a man does something unimaginable to the abdominal cavity of a frail, old lady. When it comes to the crunch though, and not that of an orthopaedic […]

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What the BUCS is going on?

[box]By Govindpal Singh Kooner[/box] On Tuesday 4th December, a BUCS National Advisory Group (NAG) meeting was held, where medical schools and their parent institutions were told that no further options concerning the BUCS merger would be granted. The NAG is comprised of regional chairs, with London Region Student Chair, Kiki, the KCLSU VP for Students Activities and Facilities attending to […]

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The Love Drug

[box]Michael J Badger takes the love drug[/box]   I have tried to love someone, I really have. I’ve sought them out across the student union, I’ve stalked them from my friend’s Facebook account. I just can’t love them as much as I love drugs. Not just the kind that gives all those Old Etonians the feeling of being down with […]

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This Modern Love

This Modern Love

[box]Rob Cleaver examines how modern technology gets in the way of love[/box]  I see it often enough across coffee shop tables, that look that asks where everything is heading. Two people, two experiences of the same moment, two different itineraries. How can they abide by their own schedule if at the same time they must cater for, and knot their […]

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