Tuesday 22 November 2011, 17:12
I watched a young soldier lying in the mud under a sweltering Afghan sky as his friend, with fumbling hands, desperately tried to get a tourniquet round his naked leg.
The screaming was incessant until finally the tourniquet was in place and fiercely tightened.
What I was watching was a training exercise...
Wednesday 27 April 2011, 13:01
When I was a young medical student, it was felt that the best way to get a really good understanding of the workings of the human body was by dissecting a corpse.
Altruistic individuals would leave their bodies for students, like me, to tremblingly dissect.
These days you can get a more intimate and...
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