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Dr Rohin Francis. Cardiologist with a sub-specialisation in YouTube. Working at the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre + doing a PhD at UCL. Dad, doctor, dork.
Oct 6, 2018 • 20 tweets • 5 min read
Shall I eat these fancy hospital biscuits?

[science thread] Important vote 🍪🍪🍪
Jul 2, 2018 • 18 tweets • 6 min read
You've probably all seen this epic meme. It got me thinking - why *IS* the human body asymmetrical? Why do almost all of us adopt the same asymmetry? [SCIENCE THREAD!] An object is chiral if it is distinct from its mirror image, derived from Greek for hand as they are the archetypal chiral objects (ie L is not the same as R) 👈🏽👉🏽

Humans are obviously chiral. Hearts left, livers right, colons clockwise etc. We're not absolutely sure why.
Jun 29, 2018 • 24 tweets • 8 min read
The NHS was created 70 years ago. My aunt & uncle were born a few years later but like so many immigrants, dedicated their lives to the National Health Service. It is exactly 10 years since they died. This is a thread about immigrants and the NHS. Are they overloading it?
#NHS70 I did something very unusual recently - I enjoyed a copy of the Daily Mail. Well, 1 page entitled 'NHS heroes'. This is my uncle in 2000. Have you ever read a better description of how valued a traditional family doctor is?

He & his wife (my maternal aunt) were GPs from India.