The Turnstone: A Doctor's StoryBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7427.1353 (Published 04 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1353
- John Pemberton, emeritus professor of social and preventive medicine Queen's University
- Queen's University, Belfast
Geoffrey Dean is a recognised world authority on the epidemiology of multiple sclerosis (MS). He is still, at the age of 85, actively engaged in research into MS in various countries. In this readable and well illustrated autobiography, he describes how he witnessed Nazi violence in Germany before the second world war, exposed brutality against prisoners in apartheid South Africa, and began valuable epidemiological research in Ireland.
Liverpool University Press, £15, pp 273
Geoffrey Dean had an inquiring mind from the beginning. …