Postgraduate Diary: Volume 1 – Where Next?

Hi all! This is the first in a series of posts in which I document the transition from an undergraduate into a postgraduate student and the joys, fears, excitements, and frustrations that follow from it! I have been a postgraduate student for coming up six weeks now. I have officially dived headfirst into some of…

Monthly Medicine: The History of The Bubonic Plague

Hi all, And welcome to yet another post in our Monthly Medicine series, in which we take a different disease every month and examine the gruesome details in a series of themed posts. This month, we’ve chosen the Bubonic Plague, a disease that has amassed a huge amount of historical infamy throughout the ages and still bears…

History of Women’s Health: Maternal Mortality

Hello avid readers of this little blog, and welcome to another article and hopefully the start of a new segment. I have a very keen interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and as such have decided to compliment my study with learning about the history of this incredibly rewarding and interesting field of medicine. So without…

Monthly Medicine #4

Hi all, We had to take a break from the Monthly Medicine series due to a number of factors, the least of which being my moving out and heading back to university, but we’re pleased to announce that we’re back! And, we’ve got a particularly gruesome disease for this coming month, as bloodbonesandbodies delves into…

When Patients Die

Death is a part of life. A corny way to start an article, but still true nonetheless. This is especially true when one is in the medical field; whether it be a dramatic “Code Blue ED” or a casual mention of little Betty in bed 123 passing in the night, we are all exposed to…

Monthly Medicine: The History of Spanish Flu

Hi all, And welcome to another post in out Monthly Medicine series. First and foremost, apologies for the lateness of this update (it’s still August where I am writing from!) I have been busy readying myself for my final year and had this saved on my computer but neglected to actually publish it! This month, we’ve…

Famous Faces: Ignaz Semmelweis

     It seems like common sense nowadays to wash our hands; after the toilet, before and after eating, after blowing our noses, and especially all throughout the day when you are in the medical field. The “5 Moments of Hand Hygiene” is drilled into us from the first day, and the little pink tubs…

Monthly Medicine #3

Hi all! Welcome to yet another post in our Monthly Medicine series, in which we take a disease or ailment every month as a focus point for our posts. This month, we have decided to take the theme of the ‘Spanish Flu’ or ‘Spanish Influenza’, the disease behind of one of the largest pandemic crises in…