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The City of Thieves: A Digest and Perversion of R. D. Laing

What follows after the prelude is a digest of the work of R. D Laing, ‘The Politics Of Experience’.  Laing made valuable contributions to critical thinking in fearless appraisals of institutions that have become sacred cows.  The untouchableness of the medical institution approaches the untouchableness of the family, and precisely because of these untouchable status major problems arise within them and from people acting out roles of them. Read more

Prospecting Document: Molybdenum Adjunct to Thiamine Therapy in Relation to Alcohol Use

This is a prospecting document examining what is known about thiamine (vitamin B1) in the light of a proposed adjunct therapy of molybdenum to improve its efficacy in alcohol use disorder.  Lots is understood about thiamine and the vital role it plays in metabolising ethanol and carbohydrates.  The document was drawn up to open discussion in the field of addiction and recovery exploring a multifactoral approach to optimise the effectiveness of a known and tested treatment.

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Leith Walk Policebox Pop Up Space

The Edinburgh police boxes are unique in that they were designed by the city architect Ebenezer McRae to complement the city’s neoclassical architecture. Dating from the 1930s, they are made from cast iron and weigh 2.2 tonnes. They were used by Edinburgh City Police for telecommunications as that was an era when telephones were not commonplace and police officers did not have personal radios. Read more