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Dr William Osler (1849-1919) at the bedside of a patient in 1903. As an advocate of the plain language of healing he wrote: ‘And from the standpoint of medicine as an art for the prevention and cure of disease; the man who translates the hieroglyphics of science into the plain language of healing is certainly the more useful.’

This month marks the centenary of the death of Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919), widely regarded as the pre-eminent physician of the 20th century. He t(...)

Devinish Road in Kimmage. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What’s so good about Kimmage? Split between Dublin 6W and Dublin 12, Kimmage boasts an intriguing history. In the 1950s, the area had its own cinema,(...)

The Guilfoyle/Nielsen Trio play Bennigan’s in Derry on Wednesday
The best jazz events this week
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  • August 3, 2019, 05:00

Saturday 03 Dirty Jazz Club   Arthur’s, Dublin, arthurspub.ie  Over the last year, these monthly Saturday nights with the Dirty Jazz Club h(...)

It’s possible psilocybin drugs could soon be part of a psychiatrist’s armoury.  Photograph: iStock

Down an Irish country lane in a secluded private home, men and women form two lines. Then, under the Christian Cross of Caravaca, members of the Churc(...)

Poet Mary Oliver, with her dog Ricky, at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida in 2013. Photograph: Angel Valentine/The New York Times

Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose work, with its plain language and minute attention to the natural world, drew a wide following while (...)

Síofradh O’Sullivan, a Leaving Cert student at St Caimin’s Community School in Shannon, Co Clare

Thirteen years, eight months and 28 days ago, I embarked on this journey. It has brought me through homesick respite, the measles, a spartan Gaeltach(...)

'When I would actually think about killing myself, I would think, ‘Am I really just gonna kill myself over a penis?’' Photograph: Andrew Mangum/New York Times

In a 14-hour operation, a young military veteran – whose genitals were blown off by a bomb – has received an extraordinary transplant: a penis, scrotu(...)

Jimmy Page and Pamela Des Barres, 1973. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

In 2001, when the Mötley Crüe biography The Dirt was published, barely an eyebrow was raised at the debauchery described within. Even one of the darke(...)

Muireann O’Reilly: It’s hard to imagine a time when I won’t be working on the Leaving Cert – but it will come next Tuesday, when I put down my pen after the chemistry exam. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Alfie has been my constant companion for the past few months. I’m studying away, sometimes tired and stressed, and my dog comes and lies on the floor (...)

While many workplaces around the world are becoming more multi-cultural, the gender balance remains skewed

Irish workforces have become more diverse in recent years but we still have a long way to go before they are truly gender and ethnically diverse and (...)

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