Though he hasn’t worn a dicky bow since 1967, Maurice Guéret still harbours ambition in Irish medicine.
A proud Dublin flâneur and medical graduate of Trinity College, Maurice’s Rude Health column in the Sunday Independent is eagerly awaited each week by a million hypochondriacs. His humorous meanderings and original commentary on materia medica are peculiarly addictive.
Maurice worked as family doctor for many years and is a member of the Society of Medical Writers. Since 1994 he has compiled the annual Irish Medical Directory and also publishes IMD News. Onetime member of the Eastern Regional Health Authority and former chair of Alice Leahy’s homeless charity Trust, Maurice’s ambition to be minister for health is in remission. Two collections of his writings have proved popular. A third book, focused on popular remedies, is promised.