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Weekend read: Do no harm

I generally make a point of not featuring items that are behind paywalls, but this week I’m making an exception. Matter, a publishing project I’ve been supporting for a little while now, has finally launched.

Their first story is about body integrity identity disorder, and the ethics of cutting off healthy limbs. It’s written by Anil Ananthaswamy, who you might know as a New Scientist contributor or author of The Edge of Physics. Anyway, the story is a brilliant insightful piece, and well worth your attention and 99p.

If, however, I’ve failed to convince you… there’s also a free extract on The Guardian’s site. Normal service, without paywalls, will be back next Friday.

This 1,899th post was filed under: Weekend Reads.

Some recently published posts

Reflecting on my first ten years as a doctor / June 2019, 8 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / June 2019, 6 minutes long

Californian taxis, gun ownership and democracy / May 2019, 9 minutes long

The assassination of JFK / May 2019, 6 minutes long

Crossing the US-Mexico border / May 2019, 10 minutes long

Some random old posts

‘The X Factor Final’ Liveblog / December 2010, Less than a minute long

Review: Them by Jon Ronson / August 2012, 4 minutes long

The Independent continues it’s electoral reform rant / May 2005, Less than a minute long

2D: The economics of science & healthcare / July 2013, 1 minute long

Why the NHS really spends too much on drugs / February 2007, 5 minutes long

How – and more importantly, why – is Clarke still in office? / May 2006, 3 minutes long


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