The Baby and the Bathwater

The Baby and the Bathwater

The Baby and the Bathwater

The Baby and the Bathwater

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This is a collection of papers written (with one exception) during the last four years. In character, I suppose it is similar to my first book, Slouching towards Bethlehem (1992). That is to say, I would be hard put to it to describe a definite theme or pattern to the book, yet at the same time I recognize that it has a distinct flavour of "the sort of thing I write". The lack of an underlying theme is probably because I write most often in response to requests from various people or organizations, who may say that they would like a particular sort of paper. or to hear more about something I have touched on previously; or the request arrives at a time when I have been thinking about a certain subject, and I am quite pleased to go on doing so. I very rarely write a paper with no external incentive.

It will be evident why the first paper is in that position. It was my first paper, written in 1967. It does demonstrate that I have always greatly enjoyed constructing a paper on a clinical subject. It seemed natural then to ask "Why Am I Here?" and. having explored that, to give a brief titular description of how I experience the clinical situation, namely "Two's Company, Three's a Crowd". Then there is a simple teaching paper on . . .

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