Man + Doctor

23rd July : gallery of images from the book appeared in the guardian

Man + Doctor book cover

Most of these images were drawn in the bed of a London hospital… They tell the wordless story of encounters with doctors, starting from the patient’s attempts to avoid the scalpel and then, once surgery becomes inevitable, watching himself learn to cope with days and weeks spent in hospital beds. The fears, boredoms and uncertainties are portrayed with heart-felt self-parody and a stark frankness. The patient is also the man, looking at himself from inside and out, laughing at himself, and even laughing at himself laughing at himself. ‘Nowhere outside the theatre of man+doctor do such concentrated dramas have so short a run, nor the views from each end of the opera glasses appear so different.’

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