A doctor drawn into a world he thought he’d left behind

Screen Shot 2016-04-16 at 20.59.41A Central American Bashar al-Assad

Dalrymple enjoys Eric Ambler’s 1974 novel Doctor Frigo and reflects that

if you are not interested in politics, politics will sooner or later be interested in you.

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Dr Bashar at the Western Eye Hospital, Marylebone, in 1992

Dr Bashar, left, at the Western Eye Hospital, Marylebone, in 1992

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