Other Essays, Reviews, projects

In the Flower Garden of the Brain (New York Review)


Cerebral Hygiene - Sleep Medicine (London Review of Books)


Bluets, by Maggie Nelson (Guardian Review)


The Matter of the Heart (New Statesman)


Admissions by Henry Marsh (Guardian Review)


Storyhealing - Medicine & Literature (Aeon)


Irresistible  - smartphones and Internet addiction (Observer New Review)


Crisis in the NHS (London Review of Books)


The Chimney Map: National Library of Scotland (documentary) 


Queensferry Crossings (‘The Essay’, BBC R3 - file here)


The Supplicant Women, David Greig / Aeschylus (New York Review)


TEDx University of Edinburgh:


A Smell of Burning by Colin Grant (Guardian)


In the Morgue (London Review of Books) (& podcast)


‘The Life Project’ by Helen Pearson (London Review of Books)


Medicine & Literature - ten personal favourites (Guardian)


Annie Dillard: The Abundance (Guardian)


5 Best: Books on Transformation (Wall Street Journal)


Finding ‘Right Compassion’ (International New York Times)


In Praise of Libraries (Scotsman)


Art & Anatomy - Visual Dissection Exhibition (New York Review of Books)


Gender Variance: Medical & Cultural perspectives (New Republic)

 

Three Spoonfuls of Hemlock: Medieval Medicine (London Review of Books)


Profit, not Patients: the risks of private medicine (Guardian)


Troubadours, Simon Armitage & Patrick Barkham(New Statesman)


The art of Yves Berger (New York Review of Books)


On Immunity - An Inoculation (Guardian Review)


An Adventure in Human Being (Guardian Review)


Three pieces about Death (Guardian Review)


Cash for Diagnoses (London Review of Books)


A Fortunate Man - a masterpiece of witness (Guardian Review)


The Christmas Truce (New York Review of Books)


Christmas in Antarctica (NPR)


At the Talbot Rice Gallery (New York Review of Books)


The World of the Deaf (New York Review of Books)


'Being Mortal' by Atul Gawande (Guardian Review)


The Story of Pain (London Review of Books)


In Thimphu, Bhutan (LRB blog)


'How To Make A Human Being' (Guardian Review)


'Do No Harm’ by Henry Marsh (Guardian Review)


Chirurgia dell'Anima (Internazionale) [italiano]


Listening to the Heart (London Review of Books)


On Libraries (National Library of Scotland)


'The Novel Cure' (Guardian Review)


'Don't Try This At Home' (London Review of Books)


'The Third Pole' (Granta)


'Ten Tongues, Ten Mouths, A Heart of Bronze' (Istanbul Review)


'Anatomies' (Guardian Review)


The Edge of Europe (Island Review)


'The Heretics' (Guardian Review)


AMONG THE NEURONS (London Review of Books)


‘The Book of Barely Imagined Beings' (Guardian Review)


Hay International Festival Essay - Red Kites & Penguins


Ghosts in the fog (Extract - We Love this book)


BMJ Practical Neurology - Letter from Antarctica


The View from Antarctica (Guardian)


Captain Scott & Dr Wilson (Caught by the River)


Beating Winter Blues   (The Times)


Shackleton’s Medical Kit (Granta)


Travels in Iceland (Guardian)