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BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 30 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1180

Doctors who served in the Royal Army Medical Corps will recall the Royal Army Medical College and Headquarter Mess at Millbank. Following the dramatic reduction in the Medical Corps, the college became part of Chelsea Art College. The Friends of Millbank, a new group set up to ensure that army medical traditions are preserved, wants to increase the memoir material of the old college. Anyone with a story to tell, reminiscences to share, or a fact to record is invited to pass them on to Dr John SG Blair by emailing or calling him on 01738 623 739.

Skin wrinkling may be due to a chronic sympathetic bias within the autonomic nervous system that emerges during ageing. Writing in Medical Hypotheses (2006;67:1274-6 doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2005.12.051), scientists say that conditions that amplify sympathetic bias— such as stress, smoking, amphetamine abuse, heart failure, HIV infection, and transplantation—may accelerate wrinkling, and that sympatholytic agents might ameliorate or even arrest the development of wrinkles.

People with diabetes have a tendency to develop chronic liver disease. A prevalence study found that serum …

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