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Saving Lives and Preventing Misery: The Memoirs of Professor Sir John Wenman Crofton
Saving Lives and Preventing Misery: The Memoirs of Professor Sir John Wenman Crofton
by Sir John Crofton
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An extraordinary life, 5 Jun 2013
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Written as a personal memoir for his family this is nevertheless an interesting snapshot of a long-life in medicine set in a historical context. A family member has edited his notes into a more succinct story of interest particularly to those interested in the history of medicine, though his recollections of war-time service would remind many older readers of what it was really like during those dark days. Sir John Crofton made major contributions to saving the lives of people with respiratory diseases, most notably tuberculosis, which up to the 1950s had a terrible prognosis. Crofton revolutionized treatment with research he pioneered when working in Edinburgh. There's a great deal of detail about medical committees, administrative duties and colleagues during his long-tenure with Edinburgh University which inevitably are of more interest to those of use who worked there in his time and recognize many of the the names. The early years of his medical career are a reminder of just how over-worked young doctors were in the past!


Night's Black Agents
Night's Black Agents
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting!, 26 May 2013
The scene is set, the characters developed, the crime committed and the reader gripped by this enthralling story that builds inexorably to a surprising ending. From early on the reader knows who is guilty so most of the book is a riveting account of the cat and mouse game between the police and suspects. The author doesn't waste words on redundant information which lends and immediacy to the narrative. An object lesson on how to write a page-turner.
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Artbin Art Bin Super Satchel Box with Removable Thread Trays
Artbin Art Bin Super Satchel Box with Removable Thread Trays
Price: £16.75

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keeps threads tidy, 23 May 2013
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Spools of threads can get in such a tangle that I was looking for a way to store them and to be able to see the different colours easily. There are quite a few handicraft boxes available but they tend to be too small to accommodate a large number of bobbins. This box is big (39cm x 36cm) so you need to make sure the shelf or drawer in which you want to store it in is wide enough. It has a carrying handle, but if small spools are stored on the pegs they fall off if the case is tilted vertically.


Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Price: £5.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious physiology, 23 May 2013
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I laughed a lot and learnt some fascinating facts at the same time about the digestive system. Inevitably as the narrative is nearing its end a lavatorial sense of humour helps.


The Good Food Guide 2013
The Good Food Guide 2013

4.0 out of 5 stars Not as easy to find things as the printed book, 13 May 2013
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I've bought the printed version of the GFG for many years and find it an invaluable reference. I thought I'd try this Kindle version on my iPad. While it's convenient to have the book available electronically I don't find it as easy to browse as the printed book. I prefer having the printed index of towns and restaurant names.


Brabantia Laundry Bin, 30 Litre - White and Matt Steel
Brabantia Laundry Bin, 30 Litre - White and Matt Steel
Price: £54.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Smart and well-made, 13 May 2013
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There are a lot of cheaper bins on the market but they seem flimsy compared with this one. It looks very smart next to my white bathroom cabinets and it has a remarkable capacity for such a neat bin. The diameter is 30cm which matches the depth of many
brands of fitted bathroom floor cabinets. so it looks neat at the end of a run of units. I like the hole in the lid that enables one to pop most bits of laundry into the bin without taking the lid off. Most items of clothing can get into the bin this way.


160mm Brushed Nickel Bow Kitchen Door Handle
160mm Brushed Nickel Bow Kitchen Door Handle
Offered by Abrafix
Price: £1.68

5.0 out of 5 stars Smart, 13 May 2013
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There's not a lot one can say about a handle, but this is a smart handle at a very good price.


simplehuman - slim sink caddy, brushed stainless steel - 5 year warranty
simplehuman - slim sink caddy, brushed stainless steel - 5 year warranty
Offered by Family Care
Price: £10.15

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for holding flat sponges, 13 May 2013
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I wanted a holder for Spontex Moppets and this holds two with ease. The suction caps seem to work as mine hasn't fallen off the side of the sink in over a month or so of use.


Mira Response Plastic Hose Chrome
Mira Response Plastic Hose Chrome
Offered by Plumbing Supermarket
Price: £23.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality and flexible, 13 May 2013
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I wanted a flexible hose rather than the stiff plastic-covered ones that are commonly available. They're OK for use as an overhead shower but not so good f washing ones hair over the bath. The Mira response hose has metal rings that make it very flexible which is just what I wanted. I'm leased with it and it's worth the price.


MX Cascade 6 spray shower head chrome
MX Cascade 6 spray shower head chrome
Offered by Lampe UK
Price: £10.25

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, 13 May 2013
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I found this a cumbersome spray head as its bulky and quite heavy. It is also difficult to change the spray pattern as the mechanism is rather stiff. It's cheap but I gave up on it and bought a more expensive MIRA shower head that's much better


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