The Turnstone

A Doctor’s Story

Geoffrey Dean

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ISBN: 9780853237679

Publication: February 1, 2001

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The Turnstone is a vivid and wide-ranging account of more than sixty years of travel, medical research and clinical practice. Geoffrey Dean was born in Wales in 1918 and trained as a doctor in Liverpool before serving with distinction as a medical officer in Bomber Command. After the war he moved to South Africa, where he lived with his family for the next twenty years. During this period Dean studied the epidemiology of porphyria, a disease that can cause paralysis; his book The Porphyrias was first published in 1963. Geoffrey Dean became Director of the Medico-Social Research Board of Ireland in 1968. The author’s research has taken him around the world, and besides his research findings, the book has a rich array of anecdotes and adventures, ranging from the threat of imprisonment in South Africa to a period spent as the personal physician to the multi-millionaire Governor of the Fiji Islands.

Geoffrey Dean retired as director of the Medico-Social Research Board in 1985. In 2003, he was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to medicine.

Foreword by Sir Richard Doll Acknowledgements 1. The Seed and the Soil 2. School 3. Medical School 4. Bomber Command 5. Peace 6. South Africa 7. Practice and Lauries Bay 8. Porphyria’s Lover 9. The Curse of the Pharaohs 10. Lung Cancer 11. The Turkish Epidemic of Porphyria 12. Smoke 13. Porphyria: The Master Family Tree 14. King George III and the Royal Malady 15. Multiple Sclerosis 16. Arrested! 17. Ireland 18. The Medico-Social Research Board 19. Notebook and Shoe Leather Epidemiology 20. Alcohol, Heroin and AIDS 21. China 22. Retirement and a Shotgun Marriage 23. Cyrpus, Turkey and Spain 24. Inshallah – God Willing 25. My Family and Personal Life 26. A Heart Attack: What Does It All Mean? 27. The End of the Sotry Index

... a bracing tonic of a read from the pen of an action man.
  Books Ireland

Format: Paperback

Size: 234 x 156 mm

272 Pages

ISBN: 9780853237679

Publication: February 1, 2001

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