Alumni authors - Tony Copperfield

St George’s alumni are more than just great healthcare professionals, many have gone on to be successful contributors to the publishing world too.

Sick Notes
By Dr Tony Copperfield (Martyn Lobley (MBBS 1981))

About the book:
The hilarious, shocking and occasionally tragic truth about the working life of a British GP, written for the lay reader. Dr Tony Copperfield is an average GP in an average town. He spends his life fighting off the worried well armed with internet print outs and health pages torn from newspapers, dealing with youngsters with meningitis, worrying about swine flu, mopping up vomit, shouting at bureaucrats and banging his head against the brick walls of the NHS. Perfect for anyone who has ever wondered what really goes on in a GP practice.

''A wonderful book, funny and insightful in equal measure, and an ideal gift for all doctors and those brave enough to use them''. Dr Phil Hammond GP (Private Eye magazine, Channel 4's Countdown)

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Anaesthetist Kathryn Lloyd-Thomas graduated from St George's in 2000 after studying Medicine. Here she talks to us about her jobs, some of the things she loves, some which she loves to hate and her memories of St George's.

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Alumni authors - Jeremy Swayne

St George’s alumni are more than just great healthcare professionals, many have gone on to be successful contributors to the publishing world too.

Remodelling Medicine
By Jeremy Swayne (MBBS 1996)

About the book:

Modern medicine is dominated by a scientific method that focuses on the biological mechanisms of disease, and on developing medical technology to control them. It has achieved great things, but at a cost that is becoming unaffordable. In Remodelling Medicine, Dr Jeremy Swayne draws on his 40 years of experience as a physician to provide a persuasive argument that change is necessary, that there has been a longstanding belief amongst many engaged in or concerned with medicine that this is so, and that the momentum for change is growing; and offers pointers to the direction that change should take.

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Cathy Wield graduated from St George's in 1983 after studying Medicine. Here the Registrar in Accident and Emergency talks to us about her jobs, some of the things she loves, some which she loves to hate and her memories of St George's.

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Alumni authors - Cathy Weild

St George’s alumni are more than just great healthcare professionals, many have gone on to be successful contributors to the publishing world too.

Life After Darkness
By Cathy Weild (MBBS 1983)

About the book:

The remarkable and moving story of a doctor and mother of four who endured seven years of severe depression. Years of self-harm, attempted suicides and admissions to psychiatric units culminated in her resorting to brain surgery as a final attempt to escape her illness. The story of Cathy Wield covers the horrors of time spent in archaic institutions, the loss of any hope of recovery and certain death, to a full recovery following surgery. Today she had returned to her career and rediscovered the joys of life and her family. This story is one of hope from an often hidden and stigmatised disease.

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