The doctor-writers

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-22-41-01There has been, Dalrymple notes (from 1:07:09),

a very large number of doctor-writers. This is not surprising: medicine is good training for a writer. The doctor is involved in the most intimate details of a patient’s life, but at the same time, he has a kind of objectivity; he is both involved and observing. This is a good combination if you want to write.

Dalrymple himself has

always wanted to write. I had this desire from an early age.

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Bernard Mandeville

Bernard Mandeville

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Carlo Levi

Carlo Levi

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Peter Mark Roget

Peter Mark Roget

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