'Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be'
There needs no ghost come from the grave to tell us that the world, and the place of medicine within it, is being revolutionised by new and powerful kinds of connection. In his new novel, out now with Bloomsbury, Matthew Reynolds captures the chatter and hum of twenty-first-century life, and the transformations in what it means to care for others. The World Was All Before Them follows a year in the life of Philip, a locum GP, and his partner Sue, who works in a contemporary art gallery. In this interview Matthew talks about the intersections of art and science, medicine as performance, and reads one of the most striking and beautiful passages from the book.
You can listen to & download the podcast using the embedded player below, or (if you prefer) you can go straight to the Sick City Project page on Soundcloud. This is the eighth in a regular series of podcasts, in which I explore the history, literature, art and science of medicine in London (and occasionally further abroad). Keep an ear out for future talks, and do drop us a line if you have suggestions for speakers or subjects.