Category Archives: perspective on illness: family

Post Script to previous “touch” blogs.

A tale of “one city (and two doctors)”. Scotland in general and Glasgow in particular professes a reputation which is “second to none” for fine doctors. Names such as Lister, Black, Beatson and McCall Anderson (to name but a few) … Continue reading

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“In the beginning” (ii) (Continued from previous blog).

Following on from my last blog we no cone to the second or next narrowing slice; (i.e. as we ascend our pyramid). This represents the palaeo- (old) mammalian brain, which incorporates the limbic* system. Herein is controlled the evolvement of … Continue reading

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“Man know thyself”. Cont’d from previous blog).

I did, in fact (it now seem an age ago) make reference in my series of blogs on coping with serious and life-threatening illnesses, to a time of just such an illness during my undergraduate days. One day, after some … Continue reading

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“Man know thyself” (Intro) Cont’d from previous blog.

Let me emphasize yet again that the contents of these blogs on their current subject matter, must not in any sense to be regarded as anything more than a swift and cursory overview of what is currently known about the … Continue reading

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The Brain ‘Minds’ the Body. (i) ( Continued from previous blog).

Having made reference to the manner in which the human brain has controlled and contributed to every aspect and facet of human functioning – conscious and otherwise – I want in this presentation to refer to another essential way in … Continue reading

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Living and Learning. (ii) (Continued from previous blog).

Allow me, if you will, to again share my thoughts and memories about good advice received, now long ago. To do so I will need yet again to return, to childhood days and growing up in a home, where much … Continue reading

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When Fact is Stranger than Fiction! (Continued). (From previous blog)

It is important to emphasize that what is being attempted here amounts to little more than a ‘cook’s tour’, incorporating only, where essential, the occasional rudimentary reference to brain neurobiology. In the first place, any detailed reference to the latter … Continue reading

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When fact is stranger than fiction. (continued from previous blog)

When Daniel Defoe took up the pen to write his famous novel “Robinson Crusoe”, he was, in reality, finding inspiration (and in that sense being guided) by established and well documented fact. Like countless individuals in their schooldays, I read … Continue reading

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