Thinking about PatientsBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7343.982 (Published 20 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:982
- Jeremy Playfer, geriatrician
- Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals
If in the wider intellectual world medicine is a remote and insignificant island, David Misselbrook's book is a letter in a bottle trying to reconnect medicine with the general culture. Thinking about Patients is an explanation of medical thinking from the perspective of a general practitioner working on a council estate in south London. It is a plea for a re-evaluation of medicine and as such it has great resonance. The simplicity …
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