Professor Graham Hughes is often known as ‘The Father of Lupus’ in the United Kingdom. As well as his clinical and laboratory work in lupus, he taught generations of trainee doctors both at home and abroad. He was co-founder of the national charity Lupus UK, and the editor of the international journal ‘Lupus’. Most famously, he reported a new syndrome ‘Hughes syndrome’ – a blood clotting disorder, now recognised as the most common, treatable cause of recurrent miscarriage.
This autobiography is not simply about his medical achievements, but rather a joyful and frequently hilarious account of the highs (and sometimes lows) of his travels. Most of all, this volume is a warm and dedicated account of life as a medical student and consultant doctor.
To would-be medical students, as well as to the public in general, this book is a must-read, if only to reaffirm their faith in the humanity of the medical profession.