During my two decades in general practice in Sydney, I served as head of the biochemistry and nutrition departments at the two colleges where, sequentially, I taught. As such, I had to include the role of the pancreas in my
I was sitting at my desk first thing in the morning when I heard a door slam, followed by heavy stomping along the corridor. Just then Mary-Anne burst into my office very upset.
“Why are people so inconsiderate?” she asked. “The
Steve was sent to see me by his wife. This is rarely a good start as it typically means that the person themselves did not want to come. However, Steve was keen. I could see that he was overweight, and
Don’t ever ask “how long do I have?” Never ask, for yourself or anyone else, how long you think you or they might have, after receiving a diagnosis of cancer.
Amazing communications go on between head and body. Back in the
Deidre arrived at my Sydney office in a whirlwind. She was an elegant woman in her early thirties who was elegant, well dressed and confident. I quickly learned that she was also a very capable woman who ran her very
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