Compliments of the Season

  The Quack Doctor wishes you a happy Christmas and the best of health in 2013!

The Quack Doctor at Brighton Festival Fringe

If you're in Brighton on 16 May 2012, come along to the Red Roaster Coffee House on St James Street for an evening of unusual tales from eight writers - including The Quack Doctor!...

Happy Christmas from The Quack Doctor

............................................................................................... FATHER CHRISTMAS AND THE DOCTORS Old Christmas comes but once a year, Of that there is no question; But when he comes we all feel queer, Hurrah for indigestion! Dyspepsia follows in his train, The Stomach-ache attends him; And every sort...

Hearty and Vigorous to the Last

I wrote recently on the new Royalty Free Fiction blog about how a handwritten note in a historical source inspired me to write my novel, Kill-Grief. The note was what started me thinking about...

Authors For Japan

In the aftermath of the horrific events in Japan, The Red Cross urgently needs funds to support its humanitarian efforts as it deploys mobile medical teams to assist the injured, and provides blankets and...

The Medical Weblog Awards

I'm delighted to announce that The Quack Doctor is a finalist in the Best Literary Medical Weblog category of the Medgadget Awards. There was a strong list of nominations and it must have been...

The Worm Has Returned

Regular readers of The Quack Doctor might remember that back at the end of September last year, I blogged about a news story surrounding the National Archives' Surgeons at Sea project. The Archives' press...

Torpid Liver Positively Cured

I'm sure all The Quack Doctor’s readers have leapt out of bed bright and early this morning, clear-headed, sparkly-eyed and ready to go out and grab all the exciting opportunities that the New Year...