Half-year review

April 28, 2008 § 7 Comments

The Sterile Eye is 6 months old, just learning to sit on its own and getting its first teeth. It’s also delightful to see that it has more than doubled it’s birth weight.

At this first milestone it is time to take a step back and review the past. Here are the posts that are my personal favorites of each of the six months this blog has existed. « Read the rest of this entry »

The Alarming History of Medicine

January 2, 2008 § 2 Comments

The Alarming History of Medicine - front coverI’ve just finished reading The Alarming History of Medicine by Richard Gordon. Popping up as a suggestion when ordering some other books, I guess this line from the back cover sold it:

Using hilarious stories, based on actual facts, Richard Gordon shows that most of the monumental discoveries [in medicine] were originally accidents.

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