Richard Asher – British Haematologist and Medical writer

Richard Asher was an eminent British endocrinologist and haematologist, working in the first half of the 20th Century in London. He was responsible for the mental observation ward and described and named the Munchausen syndrome in a 1951 article in The Lancet. He was the father of Jane Asher, who was briefly the girlfriend of Paul…

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What the Doctor said by Raymond Carver

In my previous post I mentioned ” A new path to the waterfall” by Raymond Carver, so I thought that it would be a good idea to mention soemthing about this writer. He was one of the most influential writers of the second half of the twentieth century, who died prematurely in 1988 at the…

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Richard Smith: It’s hard, perhaps impossibly hard, to be a good doctor

Richard Smith

In the Interview with Dr Manolo Tomas I mentioned this blog by Richard Smith. All of his posts are stimulating and thought-provoking, but this one about what makes a good doctor I found especially interesting. I hope that you enjoy it.

  Dr Richard Smith, former editor of the BMJ