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    DescriptionEveryone involved in, and indeed all who have ever had dealings with the medical profession, will find this unique dictionary both humorous and enlightening. In all the definitions Michael O'Donnell entertains the reader with his eloquent observations on the all too recognisable follies of human behaviour

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    A Sceptic's Medical Dictionary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael O'Donnell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 215
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 342 g
    ISBN 13: 9780727912046
    ISBN 10: 0727912046

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.0
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    LC classification: R
    Abridged Dewey: 610
    BIC subject category V2: VFD
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24100
    B&T General Subject: 510
    B&T Merchandise Category: MED
    DC21: 610.14
    BISAC V2.8: MED020000, MED045000, HUM000000
    DC22: 610.207
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    Illustrations note
    Bmj Publishing Group
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    Publication date
    01 November 1998
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    "An outrageously overdue, flatteningly iconoclastic, listing of the pomposities, pretensions, and pretences which decorate our beloved profession. How deftly and wittily Dr O'Donnell does the job, which infuriates me - I wish I had written it myself." --Richard Gordon Everyone involved in, and indeed all of us how have ever had dealings with, the medical profession will find this dictionary entertaining and enlightening. Michael O'Donnell swiftly demolishes popular myths and cliches, delivers ironic interpretations of medical jargon and verbiage, and in all of his definitions entertains the reader with his devilishly eloquent observations on the all too recognizable follies of human behaviour. Michael O'Donnell was a family doctor for twelve years before leaving clinical medicine to become an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. On Radio Four, he was chairman of My World!, the word game with Frank Muir and Denis Norden, for which he also compiled the question. He was also a regular contributor to Stop the Week, and writes and presents both Relative Values, the award-winning series on contemporary family life, and the new Radio Four series "Utopia and Other Destinations."