In celebration of medical essayists

Launer, John
October 2015
Postgraduate Medical Journal;Oct2015, Vol. 91 Issue 1080, p608
Academic Journal
journal article
The article discusses the tradition of medical essay writing started by Sir Thomas Browne in his "Religio Medici" publication. Topics included are the comparison of the author of his works in the journal to those of Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine founder Sir William Osler, the influence of Central Middlesex Hospital physician Richard Asher on the essays printed in the "World Medicine" magazine, and the advocacy of physician Iona Heath against medical overdiagnosis.


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