Known best for a weekly dose of medical banter in his Sunday Independent’s Rude Health column, Dr Maurice Guéret likes to prescribe outside the box. Taking the advice of Émile Zola, he has ceased pulling patients from the water and prefers to venture upstream to examine why so many are falling in. Penmanship and wit are the favoured instruments of this Dublin flâneur. His writings entertain and educate in equal measures.

Dr Maurice has 2 bestselling books – compilations of some of his best writings.

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The Doctor’s Case and What The Doctor Saw are both in print, available and can be signed on request.


To order a book please state which one and send cheque or postal order for €16.99 made payable to IMD to IMD, PO Box 5049, Dublin 6w. Delivery is free to addresses in Ireland. Dr Guéret will sign or personally dedicate books if requested.

You can order both books for just €25 with free delivery anywhere in Ireland.

If you prefer to call, books may be collected in Terenure – just email in advance for details.

To pay by credit card or electronic banking, or to order from abroad, just email for details.

Both books sold out in many bookshops across Ireland on the back of great reviews but some may still have copies or can order them in for you.

The Doctor’s Case can also be ordered here on Amazon.

What The Doctor Saw can also be ordered here on Amazon.


‘Entertaining, amusing, fascinating and interesting – what more could you want in a book?’ Gay Byrne, Broadcaster

‘At last, the Maurice Gueret compendium.  What the Doctor Saw pulls together a collection of writings from Irish medicine’s sharpest, funniest and most incisive writer.’ Dr Paul Carson, International Bestselling Author.

‘A sharp edge, healthy cynicism and a real love for medicine. Buy this book!’ Brendan O’Connor, Broadcaster

‘While much of this book is highly amusing and all of it very readable, there is an utter, utter seriousness at its heart. Both of Dr Guéret’s books are valuable additions to the medical literature.’ Professor Brendan Kelly, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine

‘A wonderful book to dip into, learn from, and enjoy.’ Sue Leonard, Irish Examiner

‘Arguably the most important (certainly the most entertaining) Irish medical writer of the past decade.’ Dr Stephen McWilliams, Irish Medical News

‘A fine collection of ruminations on stuff that concerns us all. The guy can write.’ Tom Doorley, Daily Mail

Superb showcase, a brilliant compilation from a skilful writer with a great wit. Alexander Fitzgerald, Editor, Irish Tatler Man