Branding livers

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An eminent surgeon made headline news in 2013 when he was found to have branded his initials on his patient’s liver. This week he made the news again as he pleaded guilty to assault. But is branding livers was really a big deal at all?

Errors in paediatric x-ray interpretation

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One of the things I used to worry about as a child was being eaten by sharks in the diving pool at our local swimming baths. Luckily such attacks are very infrequent in the swimming pools of the North East of England and this concern has now subsided. These days I have plenty of new…