Posts Tagged ‘Book Review’

An Extraordinary Biographer

Posted on: December 30th, 2022 by admin

Eleven years ago, I wrote a blog, “In pursuit of the perfect design,” which was in fact a book review. The […]

A Peek into the Future

Posted on: December 2nd, 2022 by admin 1 Comment

Eleven years ago, we reviewed the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, by oncologist Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee (© […]

Machines that Mimic Human Creativity

Posted on: August 26th, 2022 by admin 2 Comments

Each Friday morning for the past eleven years I have woken up, climbed out of bed, and had in mind […]

Harambee: A Book is Launched

Posted on: April 29th, 2022 by admin

Yesterday saw the launch of a marvellous new book authored by Mike Bruton entitled Harambee. Published by BestRed, an imprint […]

In Search of Truth

Posted on: April 5th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

The electrocardiogram – or ECG – fulfils the requirements for a diagnostic test: non-invasive, easy to record and reproducible. It is applied […]

A Day to Celebrate

Posted on: November 9th, 2018 by admin 3 Comments

Yesterday, 8 November 2018, marked the 123rd anniversary of the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. It has been […]

Pseudoscience and Debunking Myths

Posted on: August 31st, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

David Gorski is a surgical oncologist at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit. He specializes in […]

What a Great Idea!

Posted on: April 20th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

Not too many people know that the world’s first digital laser was invented in South Africa, or that in the 1980s two […]

Does Old Data Undermine Screening?

Posted on: September 22nd, 2017 by admin 2 Comments

Twitter is now a ubiquitous part of our lives, enabling individuals to make their personal thoughts known to all and […]

Anatomy of a Biography

Posted on: July 28th, 2017 by admin

When Allan MacLeod Cormack, joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1979 for “the development of computer assisted tomography” passed […]