“A gem of a book”

The current BMJ includes an obituary to Brice Pitt: emeritus professor of old age psychiatry who died in January of this year. He was clearly regarded highly by his colleagues and carried his wide range of interests into his approach to his profession.

The obituary refers to ‘Down with Gloom!’  a  widely disseminated and read book which Professor Brice Pitt co-wrote with the cartoonist Mel Calman.

I recently shared some of the content of this book.

The obituary includes this glowing take of the British Journal of General Practice on the book:


I do not share this view. I have set out why here: My career began with the Defeat Depression Campaign:


Also here: The “Defeat Depression Campaign”


And finally here: After the Defeat Depression Campaign

 

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