Wednesday May 27, 2020

A doctor’s observations on the lessons of life and death

17th February, 2019

Non-fiction: Seven Signs of Life, By Dr Aoife Abbey , Vintage, €14.95

A doctor born in Ireland who completed her training at Warwick University, Aoife Abbey began writing blog posts as the British Medical Association’s ‘Secret Doctor’ in 2016. Seven Signs of Life is her first book, a record of her years in an intensive care ward, where everyday work is a matter of life and death.

The latter, especially, features...

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