TSS Blackburn 8-10 September 2022 2022 will be remembered in perpetuity. We were at an organ recital, part of the Alan Green lecture by our Blackburn host Andrew Evans, when we learnt that the Queen had died that afternoon. … Continue reading →
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness. Broad, wholesome, charitable views cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth"
"When men of sober age travel, they gather knowledge which they may apply usefully in their country"
"In our age such great usefulness redounds to the physician from his travels that none puts much faith in the authority of the physician who has not set foot outside his native land, and, although each may have at home in abundance those things which are necessary for medical instruction, nevertheless they ought to be strengthened or increased by a comparison with things abroad.
There is a vast delight and pleasure in gazing upon foreign lands and fields, mountains and rivers, observing the benignity of Nature's variety everywhere, the different conditions of the sick in homes and in hospitals with their great number of beds, which can readily be seen here and there, examining the methods for treating the patients, enjoying the conversation of the learned men, and calling forth their experiences, and visiting the laboratories, the furnaces of the chemists, the pharmacies and the unguent shops."
Thomas Bartholin, Danish anatomist (1616 -1680) on medical travel