It's a page-turner ... It should be required reading for all students
Buy it; read it; recommend it - give it, if necessary - to your patients and anyone else who needs to be set straight about the worth and complexity of general practice ... To read The Appointment is to know better.
For anyone who doubts the breadth and importance of a GP's work it is wonderfully described in The Appointment, a recent book by Dr Graham Easton.
The book is an outstanding achievement - effectively bridging the gap between the patient and the doctor, reinforcing that they are on the same team. It celebrates the skills of the GP... (the author) breaks down the art of medicine to the reader, describing how he approaches various clinical presentations. The most gratifying aspect of the book is how successfully Easton humanises the medical practitioner... a person who endeavours to do their best but sometimes makes mistakes; and as a patient who is also struggling with their own weight, health anxieties and embarrassments. This book is a novel contribution... and brings closer the doctor and the patient in this honest and uplifting account. It's an impressive achievement and has been a pleasure to read.
Every chapter is a pleasure to read ... Graham Easton is bang on target ... it is a book for all patients and, of course, we are all patients.
An intimate and honest account