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The Medical Miscellany; An Essential Medical Miscellany

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7517.641 (Published 15 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:641
  1. Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
  1. Painswick, Gloucestershire

    The Medical Miscellany


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    Manoj Ramachandran, Max Ronson Hammersmith Press, £9.99, pp 192 ISBN 1 905140 05 3

    www.hammersmithpress.co.uk/

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    An Essential Medical Miscellany


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    Ayan Panja Royal Society of Medicine Press, £12.95, pp 160 ISBN 1 85315 631 0 www.rsmpress.co.uk

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    I may be the wrong sort of person to be reviewing these books. The trouble is that I have never been quite sure what the purpose of a miscellany is. I remember one of my friend's parents used to keep various miscellanies in the lavatory. It always seemed a bit of an affectation to me—an irritating attempt at being whimsical. Possibly I was a little unforgiving as a child.

    Whether you will like a miscellany at all is, I suspect, dependent on how well you tolerate whimsy. Personally I like a theme in a …

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