Doctor Donovan's Bequest: Tales from the Slagthorpe Archive

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Troubador Publishing Ltd, Dec 1, 2006 - Humorous stories - 237 pages
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Recording the antics of the colleagues and patients of Donal Donovan, who worked as a GP in Slagthorpe at a time when the post-war 50s were metamorphosing into the Swinging 60s, these reports, sometimes sad, more often hilarious, celebrate the triumph of humanity over efficiency.
 

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Jeremy Hunt ( or is it Lord Hunt now?) should see this. 'Nothing by Mouth' spring immediately to mind.
Dr Foster, Gloucester.

Contents

The Slagthorpe Archive 19571967
1
The Happy Medium
24
A lady of some Consequence
49
Prime Angus
62
The Entrepreneurial Gas Man
79
Just Reward
100
Fire Power
119
Childs Play
133
Requiem for a GP
146
Showing the Flag
162
Slagthorpes Brazilian Bombshell
177
Bush Telegraph
191
The Wrong Side of theTracks
207
Scoop
223
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About the author (2006)

Michael O'Donnell practised medicine for twelve years before becoming a writer. He has published two novels and written and presented over 100 TV documentaries. On radio he was chairman of My Word, a regular chatterer on Stop the Week, and wrote and presented Relative Values. He became addicted to doctor watching when editor of World Medicine and served 26 years as rebel in residence on the GMC.

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