Known best for his weekly Rude Health newspaper column each Sunday, Dr Maurice Guéret is  not afraid to prescribe outside the box. His writings on materia medica entertain and educate in equal measure.

Maurice has published two books in recent years – compilations of just some of his best writings over three decades.

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


Each book costs €16. Delivery is free to addresses in Ireland.

To order either book (or both) please contact Lilian at

She can take a credit card order or advise on digital transfer.

Or you can send a cheque / postal order made payable to IMD Publishing to

IMD, PO Box 5049, Terenure, Dublin D6w.

Books can be signed or personally dedicated on request.

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


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