Dr. Quin, Medicine Man

John Quinn


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Surgeons cut, but physicians… what do physicians actually do? Answer: They’re magicians… John Quin worked for thirty-three years as a physician for the NHS in both Scotland and England.

Dr Quin thought he would become an endocrinologist, a hormone specialist. He was told that the subject was easy because ‘hormones – well, they just go up and down’. This, of course, was a laughably ludicrous over-simplification.

Full of uplifting and inspiring stories of human frailty, Dr Quin, Medicine Man is told with persistent hope in the face of real catastrophe. This book will make you cry hot tears at the tragedies physicians face daily. But those days could be uproariously funny too.

With all the messy hells and smells of ward life, the joys and rewards of getting a diagnosis right, the disaster of getting it wrong, Dr Quin, Medicine Man is an acute insight into hospital life which also captures the farcical frustrations and tensions of working in a chronically underfunded system.

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Dimensions 153 mm



Biteback Publishing


Biteback Publishing

Date of Publication

12 Jan 2021

By (author)

John Quinn




Paperback / softback