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Could Shakespeare help doctors

24th November 2011

Retired doctor, Kenneth Heaton, has suggested that reading William Shakespeare could give physicians a fresh insight into the links between emotion and illness.

Former gastroenterologist Dr Heaton from North Somerset, who has published his research in the journal Medical Humanities, says that many doctors fail to connect psychological problems with physical symptoms and argues that the famed English playwright could help them do it. He listed dozens of examples in which a range of psychological illnesses appear in the works of Shakespeare.

 

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