Richard Asher – British Haematologist and Medical writer

Richard Asher was an eminent British endocrinologist and haematologist, working in the first half of the 20th Century in London. He was responsible for the mental observation ward and described and named the Munchausen syndrome in a 1951 article in The Lancet. He was the father of Jane Asher, who was briefly the girlfriend of Paul…

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Soon to be uploaded

Coming soon a Video Interview with Dr Jose Luis Perez, the Head of the Microbiology Department at Son Espases Hospital, and a post by me about Dr Richard Asher a doctor practising in London in the first half of the 20th century and an excellent writer of medical matters. But in the meantime answer this…

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A short presentation about the Importance of the Sentence

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What the Doctor said by Raymond Carver

In my previous post I mentioned ” A new path to the waterfall” by Raymond Carver, so I thought that it would be a good idea to mention soemthing about this writer. He was one of the most influential writers of the second half of the twentieth century, who died prematurely in 1988 at the…

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English for Librarians by Elena Pastor

When I  first met Jonathan  I thought of the song by Gloria Gaynor “at first I was afraid, I was petrified…” because I wasn’t used to speaking in English. I told him that I needed to prepare myself to start a conversation. It took  me about five minutes and since that day we only speak…

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The Language of Medicine

Presentation “The Language of Medicine”

A PREZI presentation talking about the Language of Medicine and the importance of English for doctors and medical professionals – I hope that you enjoy it and please comments are very welcome