A Doctor’s Line
Kenneth C. Calman
Through the centuries doctors have developed not only knowledge and experience, but also an understanding of feelings, emotions and ethical issues: the Science and the Art. Because of these parallel understandings they can learn the practices they need, and put them to use while ensuring the full involvement of the patient. In this book Professor Sir Kenneth Calman looks at public health and the practice of medicine, examining perceptively and with lively illustrations from the great names of Scottish literature, from the 18th century to the present day, the developing role of doctors.
‘This is a quite delightful book that brings together medicine and literature in a fascinating exploration of Scotland's past. It is, quite simply, a triumph.’
- Alexander McCall Smith
‘Reassuring yet often challenging, Calman casts his net across six centuries of Scottish writing . . . makes it indeed, what the author desires - a prescription for good.’
‘A book of great significance which can be enjoyed by all who have an interest in medicine and the arts.’
-Vesalius: Acta Internationalia Historiae Medicinae