WEMJ Volume 117 No.3 September 2018
WEMJ Volume 117 No 3 Article 1 September 2018 - Paul Main: Birth of the Severn Faculty
The College of General Practitioners was founded on 19th November 1952, after a protracted gestation period of over one hundred years and the South West England Faculty was established shortly afterwards.
WEMJ Volume 117 No3 Article 2 September 2018 - Paul Goddard: Quacks and their Cures
Bad doctors or peddlers of fake remedies are often referred to as quacks. This is not derived from the famous Dr. Donald Duck, a Scottish GP who practised in Mallaign and was born just before the advent of the cartoon aquatic bird of that ilk, but apparently is a corruption of the Dutch term “quacksalver”.
Eventually the term quack became attached to any person who provided unsatisfactory or unconventional treatment
WEMJ Volume 117 No 3 Article 3 September 2018 - The Editor: Science Watch
In the last month some interesting reports with a pulmonary slant have appeared in the science journals. First to catch the eye is a paper in Nature, also referred to in a short report in New Scientist. A team from Novartis have discovered a completely new type of cell in the human airway. They have named this the “pulmonary ionocyte”.....