Reviews Radio

Stories from the Wards

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7428.1410-a (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1410
  1. Iain McClure, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist (imcclure@vol.scot.nhs.uk)
  1. Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandri

    BBC Radio 4, 13, 14, and 21 December at 7 45pm

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    Medicine has always provided a rich seam for fiction, ranging from Chekhov's sublime short stories, to the ridiculous romances of Mills and Boon. To the public what happens in hospitals is a permanent source of intrigue and fantasy, serviced by a huge production of medical fiction in all possible formats. The ancient human need to hear or watch a story unfold remains undiminished and medicine is a compelling subject. But how often do we get an opportunity to hear, truthfully, from …

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