Geoff is one of out favourite kinds of people. He does science for a day job, he’s clearly a bit of a nerd, he likes our lame academic jokes, he spends time doing ICECReamy things despite having more important stuff to concentrate on and he has written in to us. Hope this amuses you as much as it did us. I am currently in the throws of preparing for my thesis defense and your ideas are great in fostering peer support. Recently I've had an idea of a measure you could use to de
Archibald Leman Cochrane was born in Galashiels, Scotland, on 12th January 1909. He became a student at Uppingham School followed by King's College, Cambridge (1927-30). After obtaining a 1st class honours degree he became a research student working on tissue culture studies. He left for Germany and studied psychoanalysis under the guidance of Theodor Reik (while at the same time receiving psychoanalytic treatment from him) who was one of the first students of Sigmund Freud.
I (well Leo actually) came across an interesting study published just this year in the rather magnificently titled World Journal of Surgery (kind of puts every other journal of surgery in its place doesn’t it?). The study that looks at whether phases of the moon, zodiac signs and Friday the 13th have any relationship with surgical outcomes over a 9-year period in a hospital in Germany. Considering myself a rational creature and armed with some pieces of paper saying I’m a sci