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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: December 2012

Memories of “Onlooker"

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 19 Dec 2012

My modus operandi when writing for Last Word usually includes rereading articles supplied by other contributors. This often generates ideas for new articles while helping to avoid any duplication in their subject matter.

Caged by court, obsessed by image

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 19 Dec 2012

Elisabeth, Empress of Austria, was born 175 years ago on 24 December 1837. At the age of 15 she accompanied her sister Helene to meet their cousin, Emperor Franz Joseph. The Emperor’s domineering mother, Archduchess Sophie, wanted her son to marry Helene but Franz Joseph became infatuated with the beautiful and intelligent Elisabeth instead. They were married on 24 April 1854.

Dates are not just for Christmas

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 19 Dec 2012

The end is nigh, or is it?

Posted by: Prospector PJTue, 11 Dec 2012

Forget all that Christmas shopping: the world is going to end a week next Friday. Or it will if you believe stories about an ancient Mayan prophesy that an apocalypse is due on 21 December 2012 (or possibly a couple of days later, according to some sources).

Meteorites and wrongs

Posted by: Prospector PJTue, 11 Dec 2012

Recent research on the National History Museum’s Tissint meteorite has revealed it to be one of the few meteorites of Martian origin to hit Earth.

Cello scrotum and other musicians’ ills

Posted by: Prospector PJFri, 7 Dec 2012

Community pharmacists are well used to advising on the management of injuries sustained by amateur sportsmen and women, but — and you may want to get out your continuing professional development logbook now — what do you know about musicians’ ailments? What would you recommend for horn players’ palsy, for example? Or fiddlers’ neck? How about clarinettists’ cheilitis? Or even cello scrotum? You had better read on.

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