Though he hasn’t worn a dicky bow since 1967, Maurice Guéret still harbours great ambitions in Irish medicine.
A proud Dublin flâneur and Trinity College medical graduate, Maurice’s long-running Rude Health column in the Sunday Independent is eagerly awaited by a million hypochondriacs each week. His humorous meanderings and original commentary on materia medica have peculiarly addictive properties. Maurice specialised in general practice and has been a member of the society of medical writers. He has written for Image, Medicine Weekly, Irish Medical Times, Irish Medical News and once edited Trinity Medical News. He has compiled and edited the enormous Irish Medical Directory every year since 1994 and also edits the monthly IMD News. Once a member of the Eastern Regional Health Authority and former chairman of the homeless charity, Trust (now the Alice Leahy Trust), his ambition to be minister for health is in remission. He is known to collect the odd sea-shell and wild flower. Two collections of Maurice’s writings have now been published which can be ordered here.