Australian politics, society & culture

Medicine

How a gruelling physical challenge became a welcome relief
By Karen Hitchcock
Around Australia the registrars are about to sit part one of the medical specialist exams, the rigour of which makes medical school exams seem like hopscotch. I feel sorry for them: five years on the wards and now trapped inside cages of heart-thumping ignorance. Physicians in their 80s still have nightmares where
Practising medicine away from the big cities
By Karen Hitchcock
Sometimes a doctor can’t help but kill a patient
By Karen Hitchcock
Are GPs prescribing too many antidepressants?
By Karen Hitchcock
Our obsession with vitamins is getting out of hand
By Karen Hitchcock
Dying with dignity means different things to different people
By Karen Hitchcock
What is sickness, and how much of it is in our heads?
By Karen Hitchcock
How doctors deal with drug companies
By Karen Hitchcock
Can antibiotics really cure back pain?
By Karen Hitchcock
Why doctors second-guess themselves
By Karen Hitchcock
By Karen Hitchcock
Mental disorders are messy amalgams of biology, psychology and culture / ‘The Extraction of the Stone of Madness’ (c.1494), Hieronymus Bosch
Modern madness
By Nick Haslam