Talking Sense About Medicine: Life lessons for doctors and all who visit them Richard Asher

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Published: February 2nd 2016

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Talking Sense About Medicine: Life lessons for doctors and all who visit them  by  Richard Asher

Talking Sense About Medicine: Life lessons for doctors and all who visit them by Richard Asher
February 2nd 2016 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 213 pages | ISBN: | 8.67 Mb

This collection of writings by Richard Asher is essential reading for anyone interested not only in health and medicine but also in good writing and clarity of thought. From medical students to consultant physicians, from psychiatrists to nurses, andMoreThis collection of writings by Richard Asher is essential reading for anyone interested not only in health and medicine but also in good writing and clarity of thought.

From medical students to consultant physicians, from psychiatrists to nurses, and from GPs to their patients, everyone will find something to learn and admire in the pages of this book.Extraordinarily pertinent to this day, Asher’s common sense, wit and compassion shine through his words. In these classic articles, we get more than a hint of his great contribution to medicine. One of the most important is his account of Munchausen’s syndrome. Asher first brought the intriguing condition to public awareness. He named it after the fictional baron who wrote tall tales of his impossible adventures in impossible places.

Asher also gives a vivid account of the varied problems a physician faces.“We must not be so busy preventing disease that we have no time to enjoy freedom from it,” he wrote. Over many years his brilliant lectures were always over-subscribed, and his contributions to The Lancet and many other medical journals were eagerly awaited and became famous for their clarity and humour and what came to be called ‘Asherisms’.Asher was once described as “the most memorable, epigrammatic, arresting medical writer of our time.

His papers will remain medical classics for their clarity, perception and wit.” This collection of his writings, with forewords by doctor and documentary maker Michael Mosley and by Asher’s daughter, Jane, proves this to be true.“I thought Richard Asher a most remarkable teacher, physician and human being (we all felt this as students encountering him at the Central Middlesex) and one whom none of us has ever forgotten.

A most impressive and extraordinary man.” – Oliver Sacks“I first came across Richard Asher’s writings when I was a medical student, back in the 1980s … I have a son, Jack, who is studying medicine at Newcastle University and I will be giving a copy of this book to him … there is so much about it that is still relevant. I hope you, Dear Reader, get as much thoughtful pleasure out of reading Richard Asher as I did all those years ago.” – Michael Mosley“I Feel lucky to have been his daughter, and I am delighted that, through this new edition of some of his articles, another generation will have the chance to know a little of him too, and be as inspired as so many others have been by this remarkable man.” – Jane Asher“The Contents of this volume are pure delight: arresting, provoking and full of good sense.” – British Medical Journal



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