The Marble Corridor and Other Medical Tales

The Marble Corridor and Other Medical Tales

by Grahame C. W. Howard


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Set within a South London hospital in the 1970s, 'The Marble Corridor' is the first of four stories which chart the progress of a newly-qualified doctor from houseman to consultant.
This first tale tracks the multifarious events of a single weekend spent working 'on-call' and the unremitting pressure creates a sense of tension, which permeates this tale. Towards the end of this marathon stretch of duty, sleep deprivation causes the young doctor to hallucinate and he begins to confuse illusion and reality with some strange and incongruous outcomes.
The other three stories continue to document the author's progress through a series of posts, highlighting some ethical and moral issues along with the hierarchical structure which had to be managed to progress in hospital medicine. Here, as in life, humour and tragedy are intertwined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786296849
Publisher: Austin-Macauley Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 07/31/2017
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Dr Grahame Howard was born in London in 1953 and his family moved to Norwich when he was four years old. His childhood, particularly the eccentric behaviour of his father, is recounted in his first book, ‘The Tales of Dod'. He returned to London to study Medicine at St Thomas' Hospital Medical School, from where he graduated in 1976. Following a series of junior doctor posts in London and Cambridge he was appointed consultant Clinical Oncologist in Edinburgh in 1986.

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