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- DescriptionThis is a 'story' book about medicine, body, mind, doctors and caprices of human nature written by an experienced doctor (Martin Scurr), who has seen every untidy vagary of disease, and a psychotherapist (Jane Haynes), who has listened to personal narratives that rival the visceral emotions of King Lear. Doctors - who at their most profound are mercurial messengers between life and death, and who at a more comedic level must suffer our jiggling body parts - are also vulnerable men and women struggling to make sense of their existence. They are the only people other than our lovers to whom as adults we grant voluntary access to our naked bodies. The degree of such intimacy is emphasised by the concern of all medical ethics which promises that we will t be taken advantage of should we fall ill and become infantilised.
- Author BiographyMartin Scurr FRCP, FRCGP was educated at Stonyhurst College and Westminster Medical School. He commenced private practice in the centre of London, was the opening Medical Director of St John's Hospice at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, subsequently appointed as Physician to Westminster Cathedral taking responsibility for the care of many senior Catholic Clergy - leading to a lifetime commitment to the care of those leading religious lives, of whatever denomination. Following appointment as Chairman of the Independent Doctors Forum in 2003, he was appointed as medical columnist for the Daily Mail. Jane Haynes originally trained as a Jungian psychoanalyst but then 'defected' and now refers to herself as a relational psychotherapist who works primarily through 'Dialogue'. She has a private practice with her daughter Tanya in Marylebone. She is a consultant to the Eastern European Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies in St Petersburg. In 2008 her book Who is it that can tell me who I am? was shortlisted for the PEN J.R. Ackerley literary autobiography prize.
- Author(s)Jane Haynes,Martin Scurr
- PublisherQuartet Books
- Date of Publication01/01/2015
- SubjectFamily & Health: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintQuartet Books
- Weight658 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine41 mm
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