In the first of a two-part series, Iain Macintyre and Alexander Munro trace the origins of a remarkable medical dynasty
The death in New Zealand in July 2013 of Dr Paul A Monro may mark the end of the Munro /Monro medical dynasty, whose origins lay in Scotland several centuries ago. This two-part series recounts the story of a remarkable, possibly unique, family which included many famous and some less well known doctors. Related branches of the family achieved fame through their domination of anatomy in Edinburgh and psychiatry in London during the 18th and 19th centuries, while a third, lesser known branch were bonesetters in the Highlands of Scotland.
Nick Lee provides a shortlist of inspirational medical talks from the TED lectures series.
TED started in 1984 as a nonprofit organisation devoted to “ideas worth spreading”. The first conference was on technology, entertainment and design. There are now more than 1500 inspirational talks available free online. You can access the talks via the website or via the apps for android, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
If I have a spare 30 minutes I use the TED app on my iPhone to find something inspirational to watch. The app allows you to browse the entire TED library and watch the talks either directly on the app or via AirPlay linked to an Apple TV. You can search the library or just ask for a funny, informative or beautiful talk.
If needed, the talks can be downloaded to watch later or shared with friends.