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Country Doctor: Hilarious True Stories from a Rural Practice

Have you ever had to decide what to do with an unidentified corpse by a Devonian cowshed when the herd is due in for milking? And how would you react if one of your patients was abducted by aliens?

If you are a GP it seems these are routine matters. From coping with the suicide of a colleague to the unusual whereabouts of a jar of Coleman’s mustard, this is the story of one rural doctor’s often misguided attempts to make sense of the career in which he has unwittingly found himself.

Dr Sparrow’s adventures would be utterly unbelievable were they not 100% true stories. His bedside manner may sometimes leave a little to be desired but, if you’re in dire straits, this doctor will have you in stitches.

The Divided Mind

The book that changes the way we think about health and illness.

The Divided Mind is the crowning achievement of Dr. John E. Sarno’s distinguished career as a groundbreaking medical pioneer, going beyond pain to address the entire spectrum of psychosomatic (mindbody) disorders.

The interaction between the generally reasonable, rational, ethical, moral conscious mind and the repressed feelings of emotional pain, hurt, sadness, and anger characteristic of the unconscious mind appears to be the basis for mindbody disorders. Dr. Sarno traces the history of psychosomatic medicine, including Freud’s crucial role, and describes the psychology responsible for the broad range of psychosomatic illness. The failure of medicine’s practitioners to recognise and appropriately treat mindbody disorders has produced public health and economic problems of major proportions across the western world.

One of the most important aspects of psychosomatic phenomena is that knowledge and awareness of the process clearly have healing powers. Thousands of people have become pain-free simply by reading Dr. Sarno’s books – how and why this happens is revealed in The Divided Mind.

***PRAISE FOR THE DIVIDED MIND***

The Divided Mind is the crowning achievement of Dr. John E. Sarno’s distinguished career as a groundbreaking medical pioneer, going beyond pain to address the entire spectrum of psychosomatic (mindbody) disorders… thousands of people have become pain-free simply by reading Dr. Sarno’s previous books.’ Psychology Today

‘Dr. Sarno, is, in my opinion, the most brilliant doctor in America… In the past twenty years I have recommended his books to dozens of friends and acquaintances experiencing chronic pain, including several on the verge of surgery.’ Edward Siedle, Forbes

‘Dr. Sarno brilliantly explores the chasm between the conscious and unconscious minds where psychosomatic ailments originate.’ Mehmet Oz, co-author of You: The Owner’s Manual

‘Will change the way we think about health and illness… the crowning achievement of Dr Sarno’s distinguished career.’ The Watkins Review

How Not to be a Doctor

The essential book on how not to be a doctor – and how to be a better one.

Drawn from his popular medical columns over the years, John Launer shares fifty of his best-loved essays, covering topics from essentials skills they don’t teach you in medical school to his poignant account of being a patient himself as he received treatment for a life-threatening illness. Taken together, the stories make the case that being a doctor should mean drawing on every aspect of yourself, your interests and your experiences no matter how remote they seem from the medical task at hand.

How Not to Be a Doctor combines humour, candour and the human touch to inform and entertain readers on both ends of the stethoscope.

***PRAISE FOR HOW NOT TO BE A DOCTOR***

‘An essential read… It is a gem.’ Dr. Fiona Moss, CBE, Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine

‘This collection is warm, wise, generous, thoughtful and thought-provoking… imbued with a moving humanity which offers inspiration and reassurance in equal measure.’ Dr. Deborah Bowman, MBE, BBC Broadcaster and Professor of Medical Ethics and Law

‘Witty and wise. Shows how important it is that doctors are allowed to be human.’ Kit Wharton, author of Emergency Admissions: Memoirs of an Ambulance Driver

‘An all-round excellent book, which would appeal to a wide range of healthcare professionals and students… a light-hearted way of looking at serious subjects.’ BMA Panel of Judges

‘I raced through this book, laughing, nodding, highlighting and then read some favourite bits again. Every chapter has a gem of wisdom as well as being so very elegantly written and entertaining.’ Jenny Rogers, Co-Author of Coaching for Health

‘Bursting with wonder and wisdom, this seductively readable book imparts courage and joy in equal measure.’ Dr. Iona Heath, CBE. Former President, Royal College of General Practitioners and author of The Mystery of General Practice

‘Gets to the heart and soul of current medical practice. Written by a doctor, but incorporates life experience and wisdom, making it an easy, thought provoking read.’ Professor Jane Dacre, President of the Royal College of Physicians