View from the Surgery

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Troubador Publishing Ltd, Apr 25, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 308 pages
An hilarious but poignant series of articles describing the cases of the many colourful characters who consult Dr Ken B Moody. Never has a book detailed the doctor-patient relationship with such humour and insight. Loveable old curmudgeon Dr Moody is a general practitioner in the beautiful Scottish Borders, who writes of his experiences in a regular column in local newspapers. Now, for the first time, he has kindly agreed for his friend and confidant David Carvel to select and assemble the best of these articles for a wider readership. This volume contains a greater mixture of anecdotes and medical cases than a dispensary full of pills. It is hoped that they do not leave the reader feeling light-headed, nauseated or having an urgent need to visit the lavatory. Rather, they may be just the tonic you need. Like medication, it is suggested that these vignettes are not consumed in one go; instead it is respectfully advised that the reader returns at specified intervals for measured and therapeutic doses.
 

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Contents

Turf Decisions
3
The Empty Chair
18
Trade Associations
33
Doctor Bashing
47
Your Doctors Desk
61
Toothy Problems
66
Emotional Baggage
81
Blowing Hot and Cold
94
The Artist
147
Keeping In Touch With Old Colleagues
162
The Annual Smoker
177
Badders
191
A Retiring Partner
205
Does This Doctor Enjoy His Job?
220
What ShouldYou Call Your Doctor?
233
TONICS REMEDIES
247

A Golden Age? It should be
107
Domestic Squabbles
122
Driven to Distraction
136
Obsessed with Numbers
262
The Dog and Bone
277
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