Reviews Book

The Arts in Medical Education: A Practical Guide

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 15 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1480
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner (
  1. Crossmaglen, County Armagh

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    Elaine Powley, Roger Higson

    Radcliffe, £40, pp 160 ISBN 1 85775 626 6

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    The older I get the more in awe I become of the achievements of scientific medicine. I also have personal reasons to be grateful, as my little Gracie had an atrial septal defect (ASD) and only a few years ago she would have been condemned to a life of progressive disability. But, thanks to the incredible skill and care from Dr Frank Casey and his team at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Belfast, she is now as healthy and happy and cheeky as any other 7 year old.

    Her ASD was closed by angiography; a simple statement, but just imagine for a moment the number of …

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