The Awkward Squad in 16th century Lion Street

The Awkward Squad in 16th century Lion Street [Rye, Sussex] Many years ago, in the days when dogs and pigs roamed the streets of Rye, and makeshift privies leaned up against houses, a family of butchers and troublemakers named Bennett lived in the house now occupied by the Tourist Information Centre1 in Lion Street. Three […]

On Social Medicine

Writings on social medicine by John Ryle John Ryle described social medicine as an activity in which everyday clinical work should include the systematic observation of the circumstances in which the diseases confronted by doctors arose. They would record their observations so that they could be collected, analysed, and used to inform social policies and […]

Of Death and Dying

Of Death and Dying by John Ryle MD To die is as natural as to be born. Of the latter process we are allowed no personal memory; of the former we have no chance to leave a record, and, if we had, the state of our consciousness during the hours or days preceding our demise […]