The Independent review of Sick and Tired, September 2006


“At long last, a book not by some New Age nutter, but by an eminent doctor on the massive challenges our society faces in “healing the illnesses doctors cannot cure”. “By every objective measure,” says Read, “people now have less disease and are living longer.” More and more of us, however, seem to be dogged by digestive disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome and other debilitating conditions that elude the batteries of tests that are the specialist’s usual stock-in-trade. By placing these conditions in a cultural and historical context, Read argues for a radical alternative to the standard medical model. A book that should be prescribed to all medics.”

Christina Patterson

The Independent, September 2006

The Independent