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David Bartlett
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Being a doctor, enjoying creation, thinking about Christianity
Being a doctor, enjoying creation, thinking about Christianity

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In shock-the doctor as the patient
As a doctor I've long be interested in what it is like to be on the other side of the desk. In other words, what is it like to be a patient? And since personal experience of being a patient may lead to a more empathetic way of practising the art (see chapte...
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Good grief!
After this beautiful Bank Holiday weekend I suspect not everyone is feeling sunny. And looks can be deceptive. In the extraordinary short story,  A perfect day for  bananafish, J D Salinger (he of Catcher in the Rye) depicts a tender encounter between a swe...
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The Art of General Practice
So my wee book, The Art of General Practice on soft skills for GPs is finally published today. The publishers bumpf ion the back is mostly true! The Art of General Practice  is a short text written by an experienced GP and GP trainer. It is a book which wil...
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Shell shock, malingering and PTSD
Breakdown The Crisis of Shell Shock on The Somme 1916 by Taylor Downing is a brilliant examination of the psychological effects of prolonged exposure to danger and death. Thousands of young men from all walks of life volunteered to serve in Kitcheners New A...
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'It was 40 years ago today...'
Blimey am I that old? So 13th April 1978 I finally qualified as a doctor. It had been a long journey. My first inkling of wanting to be a doctor was around about the age of 15 years whilst visiting a local geriatric hospital. It was Christmas and my church ...
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The Long Walk
It's always a bit chancy to give someone a book. A little like recommending a restaurant. Will others like it? Will the service be as good? Etc. And so recently a friend gave me The Long Walk . it proved a great choice. It tells a remarkable story of endura...
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Noel Chavasse Double VC
I have long been in awe of Captain Noel Chavasse RAMC. He is the only recipient of two VCs awarded during the Great War. Visiting his simply marked headstone in    Brandhoek New Military Cemetery , Vlamertinge Belgium, gives little clue to his extraordinary...
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A light touch
Just pebbles Its great to be back in the Hebrides. Although lots of rain is forecast this week, yesterday was a pleasant surprise. So we walked from the Strand in Colonsay over to Oransay. It's an even smaller island with a population of about 6 including a...
A light touch
A light touch
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The eyes have it
I recently did a one week locum in the north of there country. All of the requests to see the doctor were triaged by a return phone call from the doctor. I've never been a fan of this system although I completely understand why it may be used in an attempt ...
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It's only words
I recall whilst a medical student being encouraged to clarify the meaning of words when taking a history from a patient. So when the patient says they have diarrhoea, what symptom are they describing? Is it very loose stools, is it going more frequently, is...
It's only words
It's only words
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