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David E Bratt, MD

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
​I don’t dislike milk. I dislike the quantity of milk people take. I dislike the advertising that goes on. I dislike the effects of milk on my patients. But I don’t dislike milk. Milk is all right.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Cow’s milk is big business. In 2016 the global dairy industry was worth half a trillion US dollars. The top five companies, headed by Nestle (24 billion), accounted for 100 billion of that.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Quite frankly, I hesitate to enter any local medical centre, doctor’s office, nursing home, health centre or public hospital. Whether it’s private or public makes little difference.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
A generation ago I confidently thought that by now, well into the 21st century, needles would be a thing of the past. Not so. Needles are alive and well, if sharper and easier to handle.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
I have been a paediatrician for over 40 years now and am often asked by parents what to do to develop their child’s mind.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
​June 15 was Corpus Christi, another pointless, superfluous holiday. It was almost exactly one week since an elderly gentleman, Mr.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
​There is a body lying in the Savannah. It’s about 30 metres away, on the grass under the poui, the ones that everyone love to photograph. There is a full moon but it is dark under the tree.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
​During the 1980s oil boom, I got a call from the mother of a child with cerebral palsy whom I had not seen for years.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
​Driving quietly through darkened St James early last Sunday morning, I had to swerve away from an oncoming car that was straddling the centre line like a politician riding his favourite mount in Toba
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
​A colleague has sent me a remarkable video of a conversation with the Irish surgeon Dr Denis Burkett done in 1993 some months before his death.