Coxcombs and Bell Curves

Florence Nightingale invented the coxcomb during her time nursing soldiers in the Crimea in the 1850s.  This pie chart demonstrated that more soldiers were dying from contagion (mainly cholera and typhus) than battle injury.  It helped her convince authorities of the need for infection control practices. Another English influencer who used mathematical diagrams to explain … More Coxcombs and Bell Curves

Viral Panic

This week I discovered that “TB Baby”, 18 months old and severely malnourished with no weight gain in many months, is unable to sit independently, unable to crawl, unable to weight bear on her legs and unable to walk.  We don’t think help will be forthcoming. Perhaps, after all, it never was TB?  It is … More Viral Panic

Grab Some Happiness

When you are poor in a poor country there are many things which will kill you prematurely.  Stress is likely the prevailing, but not the only culprit. Right now the Coronavirus Pandemic response is becoming a major issue for millions around the world, increasing food insecurity and hunger as well as having a negative impact … More Grab Some Happiness