Perceptions and deceptions: a personal blog by the editor 9 December 2016

A Death in Hong Kong: an evolving essay and insight into medicine and the law in contemporary Hong Kong (part three). In the ensuing few months I came up with this idea of an Institute of Aesthetic Medicine. Chris Howse?...

Perceptions and deceptions: a personal blog by the editor 8 December 2016

A Death in Hong Kong An evolving essay and insight into medicine and the law in contemporary Hong Kong (part two). The death of a young person. A fit and healthy person. A person for whom adult life has only...

Perceptions and Deceptions: a personal blog by the editor 7 December 2016

Zoey had two sisters, Leung Lee Michelle and Leung Mei. On 11 June, 2010 one of them made a formal statement to the police. She had questions that needed to be answered. She presented her queries in the form of...

Perceptions and Deceptions (A Death in Hong Kong.) 6 December 2016

An evolving essay and insight into Medicine and the Law in contemporary Hong Kong. A girl’s brain was destroyed due to medical negligence. She had entrusted her life to a celebrity cosmetic surgeon who was going to make her breasts...

Perceptions and deceptions: a personal blog by the editor 5 December 2016

I have (temporarily) deactivated my Facebook account. Facebook is an indulgence, like chocolate, and I am sure I can exist without it. The Facebook experience reminds me of those happy Easter holidays I used to spend in 1960s and 70s...

The New Doctors Contract NHS England – a brief summary

This is intended to provide a quick summary of recent events, an outline of the current problems, including the contract, and whistle-blowing, and what we can do to address them. BackgroundIn November 2015, after a new contract was proposed, 98%...

Perceptions and deceptions: a personal blog by the editor 21 November 2016

The new international word of the year for 2016 is ‘post-truth’. The term refers to the practice of appealing to emotion and personal beliefs rather than objective and verifiable truth when attempting to influence public opinion. Apparently, the usage of...

Obituary: Michael Felix Freshwater, MD 1948-2016

Revelation By Robert Frost (my favourite American Poet) WE make ourselves a place apartBehind light words that tease and flout,But oh, the agitated heartTill someone find us really out. ‘Tis pity if the case require(Or so we say) that in...