Diamond is forever

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 04 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:288
  1. Jeff Aronson, clinical pharmacologist
  1. 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, …

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