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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: June 2010

An unusual pharmacy museum

Posted by: Didapper PJWed, 30 Jun 2010

Dozens of museums around the world house reconstructions of old pharmacies. But one of the more unusual examples is to be found not in a museum but in a Florida amusement park.

Incidents in the early life of pi

Posted by: Didapper PJWed, 30 Jun 2010

I have been wondering when and why the Greek letter pi (p) was chosen to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

Curing the king’s evil with a royal touch

Posted by: Didapper PJWed, 30 Jun 2010

Wash up.

Posted by: Jim HutchinsTue, 29 Jun 2010

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Did I lose a day?

Posted by: Jim HutchinsTue, 29 Jun 2010

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Saturday and Glastonbury Moments.

Posted by: Jim HutchinsSun, 27 Jun 2010

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It's Friday. The party begins.

Posted by: Jim HutchinsSat, 26 Jun 2010

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Tony sends his love!

Posted by: Jim HutchinsThu, 24 Jun 2010

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New hope for metabolic diseases

Posted by: Footler PJThu, 24 Jun 2010

Old and new uses for volcanic ash

Posted by: Footler PJThu, 24 Jun 2010

Those unfortunate travellers who had their plans affected by the recent eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland could be forgiven for thinking that volcanic ash has no useful purpose whatsoever.

Those Montgolfiers and their balloons

Posted by: Footler PJThu, 24 Jun 2010

Setting up camp.

Posted by: Jim HutchinsThu, 24 Jun 2010

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Are we ready for Glastonbury?

Posted by: Jim HutchinsMon, 21 Jun 2010

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I’ll never forget whatshisname

Posted by: Bystander PJFri, 18 Jun 2010

As the old joke goes, there are three things I have trouble remembering: names, faces and … I forget the other one.

Studying gunfighters’ brains

Posted by: Bystander PJFri, 18 Jun 2010

You must have seen one or more of those old cowboy movies in which the baddie goes for his gun but ends up being shot himself because of his opponent’s lightning reaction. The physicist and Nobel laureate Niels Bohr had a theory that we intuitively respond to threats in our environment faster than we can initiate a threat.

The manic depression of George III

Posted by: Bystander PJFri, 18 Jun 2010

Up to strength & up to speed.

Posted by: Jim HutchinsMon, 14 Jun 2010

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Will it be early doors for England?

Posted by: Prospector PJThu, 10 Jun 2010

World cup fever is gripping England, the flag of St George is everywhere and for the next month we will all be grimacing at football commentators’ abuse of the English language.

Exposed secrets of the skin

Posted by: Prospector PJThu, 10 Jun 2010

Some of the most intriguing items among the more than a million objects collected by Sir Henry Wellcome are his collection of 300 preserved tattooed human skins. The skins were purchased by Peter Johnston-Saint, one of his team of expert collectors, from a Dr La Valette in Paris in 1929.

Saint Vitus and Sydenham’s chorea

Posted by: Prospector PJThu, 10 Jun 2010

Tuesday, 15 June (2010), is the feast day of Saint Vitus, a Christian martyr who is the patron saint of epilepsy, dancing and Bohemia.

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