Another medical blogger has fallen.
I hoped that it was a technical problem, but HospitalPhoenix has been pronounced dead by no less than Dr Crippen.
He was my friend. His blog was only just taking off. In Dr Crippen's words,
An articulate, witty experienced middle-grade hospital doctor. An articulate, witty experienced middle-grade hospital doctor who was abruptly sacked a couple of weeks age. An articulate, witty experienced middle-grade hospital doctor who wrote about his experiences.This has happened before. We have seen it with Angry NHS Doctor. With Nurse Ratchet.
I have recently given up my anonymity. I like to believe that Cambridge University is a protectorate for free speech, and that I will not have to worry about University officials banging down my door with a request to "cease online activities that may endanger the issuing of your degree". I like to believe that with our student-run newspapers, our college newsletters, and our student politics, free speech is safe in Cambridge.
But what do I know. I am only a medical student. Dr Crippen seems to be far less optimistic.