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Skywalking in Canada

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Britain’s incoherent drug laws

The British government’s rhetoric about drug use is facile. Heroically misplaced aspirations are paraded with the premise that positive action will be decisive. A so-called Drug Tsar was appointed as long ago as 1998. Why, one wonders, would a British … Continue reading

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Paying for blood: a good thing?

Only countries that pay for plasma are self-sufficient in it. (Italy where donors are given time off work, is close to self-sufficiency.) Half of America’s plasma is shipped to Europe- 20M contributions worth. Canada imports 80% of its plasma products … Continue reading

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The Anatomy Act, 1832: the Criminal Antecedents

Prior to 1832, dissection used corpses direct from the gallows. These corpses were the only legal supply of bodies for medical schools. Dissection of executed murderers was uncontroversial as they’d lost all of their rights. Britain’s ferocious penal code provided … Continue reading

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Essex Police: the Keystone Cops?

“Officers originally thought Palmer had died of natural causes because of keyhole surgery to his chest, but it later emerged he had been shot six times at close range. An inquest in 2016 heard there were failings on the part … Continue reading

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Rationing 1940-1954

I was born in 1944. My first two years I and my two older brothers were evacuated with our mother to a small terraced house in Bolton (Lancashire). We returned to London in 1946. I remember shopping with my Mum … Continue reading

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