Ray Clarke is Consultant Paediatric ENT Surgeon in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Liverpool, and Associate Postgraduate Dean for the Northwest of England. He is the joint Editor-in-Chief of ‘Scott Brown’s Otolaryngology’. Ray is Past-President of BAPO (British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology) and President of the North of England Otolaryngology Society.

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ENT and the Titanic

One otolaryngologist who perished on the ill-fated voyage of the RMS Titanic on 15 April 1912 was Dr Ernest Moraweck, a prominent physician with an interest in ENT (and ophthalmology), living in Frankfort, Kentucky, USA [1]. Moraweck was an inventive...


Wilde and the foundations of medical epidemiology

William Wilde (father of Oscar) was renowned as an otologist, but less well known for his work in epidemiology. The bedrock of the modern discipline of public health is good data collection, and we hear from our good friend, Ray...


When things go wrong

The new-age, Paediatric Surgeon, Ray Clarke, (fear uasal, íseal), eloquently demands throwing off the shackles of the past and welcomes the dawning of an era of openness, transparency and candour, preferably suffused with compassion for both the patient and the...