Leon Piterman AM is Professor of General Practice at Monash University. In June 2006, he was honoured for service to family medicine. Leon has over 160 publications in refereed journals and co-authored the text, General Practice Psychiatry, which has been translated into Italian and Chinese. He recently published There is a lot of it going around… a GP’s odyssey (2019), a book of short stories based on patient encounters over four decades.
Why is that many doctors are also writers? Or is it writers who are doctors? David Isaacs, Andy Mia Kranz and Leon Piterman discuss the unlikely attraction between scalpel and pen, the varied story sources and the constant juggling act, led by Jacinta Halloran.