WEMJ Volume 117 No.4, December 2018
WEMJ Vol 117 No 4 Article 1 December 2018 - Paul Goddard: Quacks and their Cures: A Curious herbal.
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the pioneering Bristol doctor, was not the first Blackwell involved in medicine. There was a previous Elizabeth Blackwell who assisted her husband, Alexander, an unqualified medical practitioner. They are famous for the publication of A Curious Herbal, a ground-breaking exposition on the use of herbal medicines which included the new plants from the Americas.
WEMJ Vol 117 No 4 Article 2 Bristol Medico-Historical Society Proceedings - Paul Main: The Story of the Hotwell at Bristol
Two years ago I attended a course of lectures in London on the History of Medicine organised by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries. It was suggested that the participants might like to do some research using primary sources and write a dissertation. Some of the lectures were given by medical doctors and some by professional historians. One historian said that doctors tended to be more interested in famous doctors and historians were more interested in patients 1.
So I decided to research the patients who attended the Hotwell as it was just a stone’s throw from where I live
WEMJ Volume 117 No. 4 Article 3 December 2018 - Book reviews
An Approximately True Analysis of Fake News, Paul R Goddard ISBN 9781854570963 £7.50 Clinical Press Ltd. Bristol 2018, Reviewed by Evelyn Smith
This is Paul Goddard’s latest book. The theme in this short book is very topical and covers a wide range of subjects, including Historical Lies, Statistics and Science, Politics, Religion, as well as Purveyors of Snake Oil