Practical Men | Pharmaceutical Advances | Jethro Tull | Dr Tom Webb

Practical Men | Pharmaceutical Advances | Jethro Tull | Dr Tom Webb

Practical men like Jethro Tull and Alexander Graham Bell provided many new inventions but pharmaceutical advances come from huge labs with vast budgets.

It’s undeniable that targeted research delivers, but, and it’s a big but, there is a catch. And it’s this. In any commercial environment, specific targeting brings with it the possibility that during the process of discovery, any kind of result that doesn’t positively enhance the chance of success may be ignored

Pioneering Surgery | John Hunter | Professor Tipu Aziz | Royal College of Surgeons

Pioneering Surgery | John Hunter | Professor Tipu Aziz | Royal College of Surgeons

Many of us know of Burke and Hare, the infamous grave robbers, but John Hunter and his pioneering surgery was also a grave robber.

Scientific progress is valuable, vital even. It might be that occasionally we reveal a monster. Understanding the atom did indeed give us the nuclear bomb, but that knowledge also opened up so many other opportunities.

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