A Doctor's Line: Poetry and prescriptions in health and by Kenneth Calman

By Kenneth Calman

in the course of the centuries medical professionals have constructed not just wisdom and adventure, but in addition an figuring out of emotions, feelings and moral concerns: the technology and the paintings. as a result of those parallel understandings they could study the practices they wish, and placed them to exploit whereas making sure the whole involvement of the sufferer. during this booklet Professor Sir Kenneth Calman appears at public wellbeing and fitness and the perform of drugs, studying perceptively and with vigorous illustrations from the nice names of Scottish literature, from the 18th century to the current day, the constructing position of medical professionals in society and their courting with their sufferers. in response to examine for his M.Litt in Scottish literature thesis at Glasgow college, Kenneth Calman's A Doctor's Line relies at the suggestion of a 'commonplace' ebook for execs, the general public and patients.

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