Soundings Soundings

Selling out

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7135.944 (Published 21 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:944
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, general practitioner
  1. London

    Auntie was not surprised to hear from my mother that I had written a medical textbook which had got into the bestseller list. She had kept some stories that I had written at the age of 7 or 8 in case I ever became famous. To my eternal relief, she has mislaid the key to the box in the loft where she thinks she put them for safe keeping.

    Last weekend, Auntie went off to WH Smith to purchase a copy of my book. She was somewhat disappointed to see the likes of Jeffrey Archer still occupying the promotional pyramid at the entrance. The medical …

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