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by David Selbourne

Author: David Selbourne
Subcategory: Professionals & Academics
Language: English
Publisher: Faber and Faber; Main edition (May 17, 2011)
Pages: 296 pages
Category: Biographies
Rating: 4.6
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A Doctor's Life book. Moreover, there is to be found in the circumstances which brought people down and hence to my father's attentions, a complex part of the social history of our times, a part which is usually hidden.

Hugh Selbourne kept a diary for most of his professional life, from his early days as a GP and a hospital doctor in the 1930s, throughout his distinguished career up to the 1970s, when he was a senior consultant physician to a group of hospitals around Manchester, England ISBN: 0224023691.

Hugh Selbourne kept a diary for most of his professional life, from his early days as a GP and a hospital doctor in the 1930s, throughout his distinguished career up to the 1970s, when he was a senior consultant physician to a group of hospitals around Manchester, England ISBN: 0224023691 (Physicians, Great Britain). Other Products from hartmannbooks (View All).

This week I sleepwalked to A Doctor's Life: The Diaries of Hugh Selbourne MD 1960-63. This diary records, in the terse fashion of a man with little spare time, three driven, harassed years in the life of a hospital consultant. We can't guess at the diarist's intentions; in his worst moments he thought his words would never be read, let alone published. So, constraints are off.

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A Doctor's Life: The Diaries of Hugh Selbourne MD, which contains his father's observations upon his patients and upon the events of the day, was published in 1989. Handley in his Annotated Bibliography of Diaries Printed in English (2002). Works for the theatre. David Selbourne's first writings were for the theatre, and were published by Calder, Methuen and others. They include The Play of William Cooper and Edmund Dew-Nevett (1968), The Two-Backed Beast (1969), Samson (1971) and The Damned (1971).

His books convey his varying range of interests over his lifetime in a library which developed from over forty years of collecting. Selbourne was Jewish, born in Montamartre in 1906. Upon the start of the First World War his family moved to England and settled in the East End. His son has noted that his vast book collection is testament to ‘his overcoming of early hardship as an immigrant to Britain and to his erudition’.

Hugh Selbourne’s Diaries from the early 1960s provide a fascinating insight into the worlds of medicine, patients and society as a.

Hugh Selbourne’s Diaries from the early 1960s provide a fascinating insight into the worlds of medicine, patients and society as a whole, but also into the mind of a man and father who was physician, bibliophile and diarist. Now reissued in Faber Finds, here David Selbourne reminds us of its appeal, shedding light on why it has become an enduring favourite for many, including Hilary Mantel. David Selbourne write. y father Hugh Selbourne, physician, bibliophile and diarist, died in August 1973.

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This diary records, in the terse fashion of a man with little time to spare, three driven, harassed years in the life of a hospital consultant... We can't guess at the diarist's intentions; in his worst moments he thought his words would never be read, let alone published. So constraints are off. Uncensored opinions are expressed and the writer himself, in all his irascible selfhood, takes us by the sleeve and furnishes us with an uncalculated account of his life and times.' So wrote Hilary Mantel in the Guardian in 2008. This is only an extract from a much longer piece in which Hilary Mantel reveals her pleasure at rediscovering this book. It is edited by David Selbourne, Hugh Selbourne's son, and in his introduction he writes,' This record provides a self-portrait, a medical portrait of a community, and one observant man's response to a time of flux in the early 1960s. Moreover, there is to be found in the circumstances which brought people down and hence to my father's attentions, a complex part of the social history of our times, a part which is usually hidden. It was a period of cultural overlap, in which patients who could have stepped from the pages of Dickens, and who were "bred by the conditions of of the industrial revolution", rubbed shoulders with the first generation of post-war working class and welfare state teenagers.' The eloquent advocacy of Hilary Mantel and David Selbourne is more than justified: open this diary anywhere, but if you are sensible you will start at the beginning, and you will be drawn in immediately.