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Orthopaedic Surgeon

Which Diet?

Introduction. Perceptions of diet in the Western World have changed in half a century. One result is a confusing mass of information, from both valid and invalid sources. Some opinion has evolved in scientific institutions, with the implied credibility of … Continue reading

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The Alder Hey Affair

After death the words, “closure is necessary”,”matters need to be put to rest“,”finality  is wanted” are often heard. Those who claim to be due those actions are usually not clear about what their emotions mean. In most cases it is … Continue reading

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A Woman Looks Back at her Life.

A Woman looks back at her Life. I always wanted to have babies, ever since I can remember. As a toddler I wanted a doll to simulate a baby, and subsequently I asked for (and was given, as a birthday … Continue reading

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A Woman Looks Back at her Life.

I always wanted to have babies, ever since I can remember. As a toddler I wanted a doll to simulate a baby, and subsequently I asked for (and was given, as a birthday present) a stroller into which I could … Continue reading

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Misnaming and misunderstanding.

  Many terms develop to become derogatory, despite originating with a benign meaning. Thus some terms transmogrify to become catagorised as “vile” or “despicable” and many other deprecating terms. This reflects the common human heuristic (a short cut), demonstrating the … Continue reading

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Patrimony

Patrimony “inherited from father”, i.e. the assumption is that the father creates wealth which is transmitted down the generations. This word does not fully encompass the concept which will be described below. In this sense it means that fraction of … Continue reading

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Pleasure, Happiness and Comfort

Large regions of the brain have recently been mapped and labeled as “centers of pleasure”[1] Happiness, however, appears to be an emotion which is recognised retrospectively. It is preceded by “pleasure” the complex result of an interpretation by the brain … Continue reading

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