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Is Man A Disease?

​"Freakonomics” for health nuts. 


Have you ever wondered if human beings are an infection on the planet earth. Have you ever reflected that psychiatric illness might give you the edge in politics; or wanted to know how much farting is normal?


These articles, originally published under the heading “A Doctor Writes…." in the The Observer colour supplement,  gave a whole new surrealist spin to popular medical journalism.


"John reinvented the genre, producing sparkling medical columns that appealed to other doctors just as much as the public” - Richard Smith, Former Editor, British Medical Journal 

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