Known best perhaps for his weekly newspaper columns, Dr Maurice Guéret is not afraid to prescribe outside the box. His writings on materia medica entertain and educate in equal measure. His long-running  Rude Health column in the Sunday Independent and Post Mortem column in Medicine Weekly have delighted patients and doctors alike.

Maurice has published two books now – compilations of his best writings over three decades in medicine.

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Copies of both The Doctor’s Case and What The Doctor Saw are available.


Each book costs €20. Delivery is free to addresses anywhere in Ireland and Europe.

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Books can be signed or personally dedicated on request.

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Entertaining, amusing, fascinating and interesting – what more could you want in a book?

Gay Byrne, Late 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, 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 skillful writer with a great wit

Alexander Fitzgerald, Editor, Irish Tatler Man