A patient’s narrativeBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2950 (Published 08 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:b2950
- Katharine Thomas, family physician, Tel Aviv, Israel
When Lenore was in her 70s she asked me whether I thought she should write her autobiography. I encouraged her, thinking that she would benefit from the process. What surprised me was how much I learnt.
Reading her book 18 months later, I reassessed my history-taking skills. Hadn’t I asked about her family? I knew of her children, …