Getting under your skin

Originally published in December 2018 in the newsletter of the National Association of Sessional GPs.

Perspectives

under-your-skin

A visit to Body Worlds and the art of plastination.

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A viper’s nest: when venom is a man’s best friend

Originally published in August 2018 in the newsletter of the National Association of Sessional GPs.

Perspectives

viper

Did you know that captopril was derived from the venom of the deadly Brazilian pit viper? Since it went on the market in 1981 captopril and its successor ACE inhibitors have probably saved many more lives than have been lost to pit vipers.

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Understanding denial – 
a visit to the Faroe Islands

Originally published in June 2018 in the newsletter of the National Association of Sessional GPs.

Perspectives

Faroe

What can we learn from the Faroe Islands, between Shetland and Iceland, about their pilot whale hunt, to would help make public health in UK more effective?

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Sin City – the redemption

Originally published in April 2018 in the newsletter of the National Association of Sessional GPs.

Perspectives

Colombia

Judith Harvey is recently back from Colombia, which is slowly recovering from decades of violence brought about by its illegal manufacture and export of cocaine.

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About the authors…

Judith Harvey

Judith Harvey has written regular articles for the Sessional GP, the newsletter of the National Association of Sessional GPs, for over twelve years. Her reflections range widely on practical, ethical and cultural aspects of health and medicine.

Judith was a research scientist, ran the VSO programme in Papua New Guinea and taught in a Liverpool comprehensive school before going to medical school. She has been a partner, a salaried GP and a locum, an LMC chair and a long-time supporter NASGP. For eight years her charity, Cuba Medical Link, enabled medical students to go to Cuba for their electives.

Judith has now published her previous articles from the NASGP website as a new book Perspectives: A GP reflects on medical practice and, well, just about everything…

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Chuck Anderson

After 45 years campaigning in advertising in New York, Hamburg and London, when he realised he was the last man standing Chuck Anderson surrendered and now writes and travels. He has written dramas for U.S. television, and in Britain has published a couple of novels, plus non-fiction works and stage plays.