Today we revisit a podcast recorded last August using clips recorded in July 2019.  As New Zealand deals with another lockdown it is a good time to once again consider lessons from the past.

Find details of the walk I followed at the RCPE website

James Young Simpson – demonstrated use of Chloroform

Joseph Lister – the Father of modern Surgery

Robert Philip – pioneer in treatment of TB

The Historic Charlotte Square

The paper on the 1997 Hogmanay event – O’Donnell JJ, Gleeson AP, Smith H. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Celebrations: beyond a major disaster.  J Accid Emerg Med. 1998 Jul;15(4): 272-273.

Burke and Hare – the famous bodysnatchers/murderers

The Edinburgh Infirmary

Surgeons Hall riot and the Edinburgh Seven

The Surgeons Hall Museum

Deacon Brodie

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Braes of Melinish by Harpo Marksc

Music licensed from

Braes of Melinish by Harpo Marks

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