Regular readers will have noticed the increase in 'contributors' to this blog. This is a result, mainly, of persuading the annual fresh crop of 20-or-so (I so nearly said 'odd'!) students taking the Medical Humanities option at Imperial College to write for the blog. However, we've been privileged to be joined by Beth Williamson, art historian, whose contributions on art with medical connections have been fascinating. The blog's average daily hit rate has doubled recently, which is remarkable given that it's something of a specialism.
My Easter pledge is to try to be a bit more on the ball with notice of forthcoming events. This has been very ad hoc -- AJ and I have blogged things we've come across rather than attempting anything systematic. The results that it is often a bit last-minute. Tracking down events is time consuming and I may need to recruit volunteers to do the research from time to time. As a start in the right direction, I've added to the sidebar a link to 'Grand Rounds'. This is hosted by a different blog each week. You can view the archives here. Bloggers nominate postings from their own or others' blogs and they are all gathered together as a nominal 'best' of the week's medical blogs. It often makes very interesting reading. I'll be updating this link every week (circumstances permitting). I've also attempted a summary of the medical drama on TV. Much as I might like to, I don't watch all these shows (apart from Green Wing and ER), so please tell me if I miss a new series or a series ends and I don't notice.
This Medical Humanities blog has been running for just over a year. For a 'group blog' it is remarkably harmonious -- in fact there has never been a posting that has been anything less than supportive and positive. Thank you to everyone who reads and/or contributes, with special mention of AJ who has invested a lot of time, effort and enthusiasm.