Shivers down the backboneBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4558 (Published 25 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4558
- John Quin, consultant physician, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
I know you are a busy man, but I just had to write to you about some recent developments in my condition that I’m sure will interest you. As you know I have suffered from generalised ill health for a long time now, as detailed in the many symptoms that I have outlined in my previous letters to you (which I hope you have kept on file!). I have tried many treatments, as you know, and have consulted several specialists and have paid a small fortune in fees to iridologists, holistic practitioners, reflexologists—you name it! The reason I am writing to you again is that I think I have found a cure! Yes! I have found something that has energised me, made me wholly engaged with the world again, and it is this—Siri Hustvedt’s discursive new book about her panic attacks with which I identified completely!! I share …
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