Philosophical and instructive, intermittently funny and sometimes appalling, this anthology sets out to stimulate and entertain. With a contextual preface to each account, it will educate both patients and doctors curious to know more about the historical dimensions of medical practice.
Iain Bamforth is a doctor who has worked across Europe and Australia. His essays and reviews have appeared in a variety of medical and literary publications including The Lancet, Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, and New York Times. He is the author of several books of poetry and has received a Scottish Arts Council Book Award and an Eric Gregory Award. He lives in Strasbourg with his wife and two children.