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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine by Tom Solomon

Award-winning science communicator Professor Tom Solomon examines Dahl’s interest in everything medical

Life After Encephalitis - A Narrative Approach by Dr Ava Easton

Life After Encephalitis provides a unique insight into the experiences of those affected by encephalitis

In Stock - limited edition signed copies of Life After Encephalitis by Dr Ava Easton

Life After Encephalitis provides a unique insight into the experiences of those affected by encephalitis, sharing the rich, perceptive, and often powerful, narratives of survivors and family members. It shows how listening to patient and family narratives can help us to understand how they make sense of what has happened to them, and also help professionals better understand and engage with them in practice. The book will also be useful for considering narratives associated with brain injuries from other causes, for example traumatic brain injury.

Life After Encephalitis will appeal to a wide range of people: professionals working in neurology and rehabilitation, and to survivors of encephalitis, their families, and carers.

Copies of Life After Encephalitis cost £14.99 and can shipped to the UK and overseas, including the United States of America, Canada and Australia.  The shipping costs will be automatically calculated during the order process.

"Encephalitis is undoubtedly a thief, and Easton does an excellent job at explaining why" - Jules Morgan, The Lancet Neurology

"This is an excellent book. I can't put it down.  

Thank you for pulling together these patient stories which are at once both ordinary and extraordinary.

I've no doubt of the importance of this work for medical professionals."

Dr Benedict Michael

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool

Centre for Immune and Inflammatory Disease, Harvard Medical School

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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine by Tom Solomon - Most people know Roald Dahl as a famous writer of children’s books and adult short stories, but few are aware of his fascination with medicine. Right from his earliest days to the end of his life, Dahl was intrigued by what doctors do, and why they do it.

In this unique book, the award-winning science communicator Professor Tom Solomon, who looked after the nation’s favourite children’s author towards the end of his life, examines Dahl’s interest in everything medical. Taking examples from Dahl’s life, and illustrated with excerpts from his writing, the book uses Dahl as a starting point to explore some extraordinary areas of medical science. At the same time the book is peppered with anecdotes from Dahl’s late night hospital discussions with Solomon, which give new insights into this remarkable man’s thinking as his life came to an end.

Intimate and compelling, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine will fundamentally change your understanding of some of the best-loved stories of childhood.  Buy your copy today for £10.00

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