June 16, 2014, Monday morning -- Reading Conrad, Neve, Nutton, Porter, and Wear

In a coffee shop in Southwark (in London, where I'm on vacation)
Reading The Western Medical Tradition: 800 BC to AD 1800, by Lawrence I. Conrad, Michael Neve, Vivian Nutton, Roy Porter, and Andrew Wear, for a course she's taking in the history of medicine.  I asked her if the class was to prepare her for entering a particular field, and she said that she's a medical doctor, but that this is just for personal interest.  She's an intern right now in surgery.  "And you have time to take a class for fun?" I asked and she laughed and said that she doesn't have time.   
Her favorite book of all time is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez.