Druin Burch

Contributing Editor Druin Burch writes the "Medical Examiner" column in Natural History. He is an attending physician at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and teaches physiology, medicine, and human evolu­tion at the University of Oxford. His most re­cent book is Taking the Medicine:A Short History of Medicine‚Äôs Beautiful Idea and Our Difficulty Swallowing It (Chatto and Windus, 2009). He is currrently working on a book about the discovery of dinosaurs.

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