Share this article

Woundology — still the missing piece of the jigsaw

16 December 2021

One of my favourite memories of Christmas was playing cards with my family. We always played ‘500’ — not rummy and not bridge, but a combination of the two. The rules were unusual; with every new deal, there was a different trump suit and then the jacks of that colour got promoted to ‘bowers’. The bower of the trump suit became the second highest card in the deck, just below the joker. I know, it sounds complicated, and it was, so it took a while to learn the rules of the game. I can’t tell you anymore who won or lost all those years ago, but I vividly remember one thing. My mother, who had played the game longer than anyone else, would ‘come unglued’ if someone did not follow the rules. She accused them of playing with a different deck of cards!

Free for all healthcare professionals

Sign up to the Wounds Group journals

By clicking ‘Subscribe’, you are agreeing that the Wounds Group are able to email you periodic newsletters. You may unsubscribe from these at any time. Your info is safe with us and we will never sell or trade your details. For information please review our privacy policy.

Are you a healthcare professional? This website is for healthcare professionals only. To continue, please confirm that you are a healthcare professional below.

We use cookies responsibly to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your browser settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. Read about how we use cookies.

I am not a healthcare professional.