Paul O’Connor teaches the Literature & Medicine module of the Science and Humanities course for the Department of Public Health & Primary Care at Trinity College Dublin’s School of Medicine. He studied medicine in Trinity into his fourth year, before transferring to the Arts Faculty to study literature and history. In 1997 he began working with the Department of Community Health & General Practice in TCD to involve literature in the education of medical students and has since developed numerous courses on how medicine, doctors and ill health are represented in literature and other arts. He writes about medicine for various private clients and medical publications. He can be contacted on


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