Medicine

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Assisted dying should be a right – not a crime | Letters
Letters: Barbara Bell writes about the suffering of patients she has cared for, and Nick Anderson says choice is key, but Nozmul Hussain says there would be unwanted consequences

23, Jan, 2023 @4:19 PM

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John Colley obituary
Other lives: Professor of public health medicine who helped to reveal the dangers of childhood exposure to atmospheric pollution

Michael Wadsworth

17, Jan, 2023 @8:09 PM

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Government refuses to fund UK students at new medical school despite ‘chronic’ doctor shortage
The centre at Worcester University could be forced to train only overseas students, who are unlikely to remain in Britain

Anna Fazackerley

14, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Dame Clare Marx obituary
Pioneering surgeon who became the first female chair of the General Medical Council

Penny Warren

12, Dec, 2022 @5:05 PM

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We doctors must improve our approach to rare diseases | Letter
Letter: The mantra of ‘hear hooves, think horse not zebra’ is greatly contributing to diagnostic delays and poor patient experience, says Dr Lucy McKay

11, Dec, 2022 @5:06 PM

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Her dying wish: why Toni Crews chose to let her dead body be filmed
When Toni Crews died at 30 of a very rare cancer, her parents were determined to carry out her last request – and allow a documentary team unprecedented access. Here, they share why filming the dissection of their daughter’s body will benefit and educate so many others

Michael Segalov

27, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Do I really need to drink almost 4 litres of water a day? I haven’t got the bladder for it
I used to laugh at my friends’ frequent toilet breaks. I have a lot more sympathy since I decided to stay properly hydrated, says Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

17, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Pioneering leg-lengthening surgery carried out in Edinburgh | Letters
Letters: Dr Allan Dodds recalls photographing the work of William Anderson, while Cherry Lavell remembers seeing a woman after leg-shortening surgery

Letters

13, Nov, 2022 @6:38 PM

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Bruce Philp obituary
Other lives: Plastic surgeon specialising in burns and the first person to row for both Oxford and Cambridge in the Boat Race

Al Philp

10, Nov, 2022 @10:34 AM

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Patients dying daily due to poor ‘soft skills’ among Australian surgeons, experts warn
Nearly all avoidable deaths in surgery exhibit a breakdown in communication and cooperation, research shows, as doctors call for medical system reform

Amanda Gearing

22, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Letter: Dr John Marks obituary
John Chilsholm writes: He championed the reduction of junior doctors’ hours and defended the Abortion Act against attempts to reverse or limit it

John Chisholm

19, Oct, 2022 @2:56 PM

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A new challenge for marmalade makers | Brief letters
Brief letters: Crab apple jelly | Brain surgery pioneers | Battersea’s smoke | Possessive pronouns | Teacher’s puzzling English | Putrid pies

Letters

09, Oct, 2022 @4:53 PM

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