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Somerset Maugham

JMS PearceĀ  Hull, England   Fig 1. Somerset Maugham by Graham Sutherland, black chalk, pencil and gouache, 1953. NPG 5327 I have two professions, not one. Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress; when I get tired of one I spend the night with the other. -Anton Chekov, 1888 As a graduate […]

Lord Moynihan and his Truants

Lord Moynihan Richard Jack, RA, 1928 Royal College of Surgeons England and Board Room, General Infirmary at Leeds, England Medicine is a jealous mistress, demanding to the extreme, and he who strays too far from her is often regarded with suspicion by colleagues and patients. How can he be a good doctor if he spends […]