The Medical Miscellany; An Essential Medical MiscellanyBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7517.641 (Published 15 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:641
- Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
- Painswick, Gloucestershire
The Medical Miscellany
An Essential Medical Miscellany
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 …