Bedside Manners: An Anthology of Wit and WisdomBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7012.1104 (Published 21 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1104
- Alex Paton
John Ballantyne Virgin, pounds sterling9.99, pp 226 ISBN O 86369 849 2
In his foreword to this anthology Johnny Speight has some harsh things to say about people who “retire to write.” John Ballantyne, distinguished former ear, nose, and throat surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital, has avoided the trap by choosing other writers to give us a glimpse of his own eclectic character and passion for literature, …
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