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Physick to Physiology

A new book – Physick to Physiology: Tales from an Oxford Life in Medicine – by Univ Emeritus Fellow Dr Keith Dorrington is due to be published by Profile Editions on 19 October.

Described as “… a book (which) aims to entertain and inform the reader interested in the advancement of medical science”. Dr Dorrington presents seven distinct areas of endeavour in which he has been involved during an Oxford career undertaking original research in engineering, materials science, anaesthesia and physiology while working as a tutor and practising doctor. Each topic is presented and illustrated with novel insights from a historical and often fascinating background extending up to medical controversies of the present day. A final section takes a personal look at the factors which contribute to Oxford’s extraordinary ability to nurture medical science.

Emeritus Fellow Dr Keith Dorrington

Univ itself, as can be seen from the book’s cover, features throughout; in addition to information about John Radcliffe and the history of the College, several of the book’s photographs are of – or associated with – College.

Prior to his retirement, Dr Dorrington had been the Mary Dunhill Fellow in Physiology since 1989.

Physick to Physiology: Tales from an Oxford Life in Medicine is available from selected bookshops and online from, amongst others, Amazon.co.uk

Published: 11 October 2023

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