Recently I read this book by Dr Rosemary Leonard in which she explores her experiences working as a GP in London. the book is a hilarious and light hearted read, and although it may not be representative of the experience of every GP in the country, it was very fun to hear of her varied and interesting work. I feel the book really shows the varied life of a doctor and the vast skillset one must have to succeed as a doctor.
As a GP there are so many different things you have to deal with on a regular basis, and you never quite know what will happen next. This book also conveyed to me the absolute privilege it is to be a doctor in the Uk and the great rewards that come with it. I would highly recommend this book as an easy and funny read.
Recently, I read a very interesting and insightful book written by a forensic pathologist. The book was titled ‘unnatural causes’ by Dr Richard Shepherd. this book not only opened my eyes to the world of forensic pathology, something a knew little about, but also gave an insight into the challenges in the life of any doctor.
What is forensic pathology?
Forensic pathology is a pathology that focuses on determining the cause of death by examining a corpse. This profession differs greatly from any other medical speciality, and this book really made me appreciate the hard work and skill that goes into this extremely precise science.
The book also discusses the great responsibilities and issues faced in the life of any doctor and I would strongly recommend this book, not only because it is fascinating but it also opened my eyes to many things I had little knowledge about prior to reading.