Medicine : medical humanities : creativity : coffee


After completing a mind-altering first degree in Medical Molecular Biology I went on to graduate in the medical class of 2006. I work as a junior doctor in orthopaedic surgery and am studying for the MLitt in Modern History at The University of Aberdeen (nineteenth century military medicine).
I have been on the losing side playing rugby against the USA and I haven’t yet got a black belt, but I there’s still time. Welcome to the blog –  juggling medicine, history, creativity and coffee – because medicine and the humanities are closer than you think.
Primary Survey refers to the first part of the assessment of sick patients following ABC. Perhaps I should have called this blog – but I own that domain too, so maybe that’s a project for another day.

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  • I heard your podcast with Daisy Brackenhall in which you mentioned that your husband takes jam sandwiches on his call outs.
    Recently I started to make beef jerky seasoned only with salt and pepper which has become my staple when travelling or needing a snack. I buy a 3-4 pound baron of beef roast sliced thin by the butcher (for jerky). Lay the pieces flat on mesh dehydrating sheets, season liberally with pepper and salt. Dehydrate for 9 hours at 155 F. Store in the fridge or freezer (not sure if this is necessary). It turns out crispy and delicious. I use a 9 sheet Excalibur dehydrator which works perfectly for that quantity of meat.
    I now eat a carnivore diet (I am 71) and, according to my healthcare practitioner, my inflammation has virtually disappeared and autoimmune diseases are actually reversing. This didn’t happen on a strict ketogenic diet but has kicked in on carnivore.

    • Thanks so much for your message – I am sorry it has taken me a while to respond as I have been away with family for the summer. I really appreciate you getting in touch.
      Funnily enough when I read this I thought that my hubby probably wouldn’t like beef jerky but then he came home with a bag!! (Shop bought of course) but he said that another team member had some and he liked it. I’d love to try and dry it myself. I will let you know how it goes!

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