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Acupuncture and back pain

So a couple of weeks ago I was having a look at the BMJ infographic Low back pain and sciatica: a summary of NICE guidance. I noted the following, “do not offer acupuncture”:

History of Scottish Medicine

Digitised by the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum” (now just known as the “Wellcome Collection”), which I had the pleasure of visiting this week History of Scottish Medicine - text / interactive scanned images

Baking Soda Chemo

Fancy trying your hand at curing cancer? You can do it too. Just call yourself a “pH Doctor”, whack a charge of a couple of $k per treatment on top and you’ll be doing grand.

Online Resources

For all Any resources that don’t require a student address / student confirmation etc General Radiopaedia Free, online radiology reference Zero to finals Free resource, summarises key concepts

Patients as Experts

BMJ Open published an article in 2013 that explores treating patients who live with chronic conditions: in this case, focusing on T1D in particular. Sparknotes version: Patients with long-term conditions can (and do) find themselves battling the Dr’s ego in the consulting room.