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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: April 2011

400 years of the King James Bible

Posted by: Bystander PJTue, 26 Apr 2011

The first authorised English translation of the Bible appeared 400 years ago. The book we know as the King James Version was first published on 2 May 1611.

To be taken in a recumbent posture

Posted by: Bystander PJTue, 26 Apr 2011

Healthcare’s snake-on-a-stick device

Posted by: Bystander PJTue, 26 Apr 2011

 

A prime minister’s primrose day

Posted by: Prospector PJWed, 13 Apr 2011

Primrose Day, 19 April, marks the anniversary of the death of Benjamin Disraeli, former British prime minister and first Earl of Beaconsfield.The primrose was his favourite flower and Queen Victoria would send him bunches from Windsor and Osborne House. On this day, his statue in London’s Parliament Square and his grave in Buckinghamshire are decorated with primroses.

Graphic novels in health education

Posted by: Prospector PJWed, 13 Apr 2011

Forget those dreary old health education leaflets. Liven up your display stand with the latest innovation in patient education — medical graphic novels. Titles such as ‘Cancer vixen’, ‘Blue pills: A positive love story’ and ‘Binky Brown meets the Holy Virgin Mary’ are sure to stimulate more interest than your primary care organisation’s latest leaflet.

Georg Kamel, botanist and pharmacist

Posted by: Prospector PJWed, 13 Apr 2011

Georg Joseph Kamel, born 350 years ago (21 April 1661), was a Jesuit missionary, botanist and pharmacist in the Philippines.

Fifty years of manned space flight

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 6 Apr 2011

Tuesday 12 April 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight. On 12 April 1961, at 9.07am Moscow time, Yuri Alexayevich Gagarin blasted off in the Vostok-1 spacecraft from the launch site at Baikonur in Kazakhstan.

Iodine and radiation protection

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 6 Apr 2011

Following the recent (2011) tsunami in Japan, and the damage it caused to the Fukushima nuclear plant, there has been much discussion about using iodine as a protection against radiation exposure.

Frogs and toads and pregnancy tests

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 6 Apr 2011

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