Archive | March, 2009

25. Menopause and medicine

Louise Foxcroft: Hot Flushes, Cold Science “There was a physician called John Fothergill in the late eighteenth century who said that it was amazing that women had been taught to dread this natural phenomenon.” As Louise Foxcroft’s sometimes shocking history of the menopause shows, Fothergill was very much in the minority. The medical profession in […]

Continue Reading · 17 March, 2009 · history and politics, medicine, podcasts, science and philosophy

24. Lost in Birmingham

Catherine O’Flynn: What Was Lost “As he reached for his crisps something caught the corner of his eye and he looked back at the wall of monitors. He saw the figure standing in front of the banks and building societies on level 2. “It was a child, a girl, though her face was hard to […]

Continue Reading · 2 March, 2009 · literature, podcasts