Diamond is foreverBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7307.288/a (Published 04 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:288
- Jeff Aronson, clinical pharmacologist
- Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford
A Lump in my Throat, BBC 2, Sunday 15 July at 9 pm
The John Diamond cancer industry rolls on, with a little of what Diamond himself called “a squalid and self-referential cynicism.” First the newspaper column; then the book C. Because Cowards Get Cancer Too, the television documentary, and the stage play; and last month, posthumously, another book (about alternative medicine) and a television dramatisation.
When Diamond, already an award winning journalist and broadcaster, first discovered a lump in his throat in March 1997, he wrote about it in the Times, …