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Green tea and monkey business

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39203.431597.59 (Published 03 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:957
  1. Theodore Dalrymple, writer and retired doctor

    The name Le Fanu is not unknown to medicine in this country. There is, for example, the medical correspondent of one of our major newspapers, which it would be wrong to advertise, and W R LeFanu, who was the librarian of the Royal College of Surgeons between 1929 and 1968. A man of immense erudition, which puts one's own ignorance to shame, he oversaw the removal of the library during the second world war to Shropshire, saving it from the destruction that the college itself suffered during the blitz. A bibliographer of distinction, especially in the field of Jennerian studies, he published a bibliography of Nehemiah Grew at the age of 86, in 1990.

    Sheridan Le Fanu, the Irish writer of ghost …

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