Dr Laurence Knott

Dr Laurence Knott

General Practitioner, Medical Author

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, MBBS

Dr Laurence Knott qualified in 1973 and has had extensive experience as a General Practitioner. 

He is also a medical author who has contributed to many lay and professional publications. 

Dr Knott is particularly interested in converting medical terminology into information easily comprehensible to non-medical readers.

His previous lines of work include clinical complaints adviser to the Medical Defence Union, external professional adviser to the Health Service Ombudsman and extensive medicolegal practice specialising in clinical negligence. He is listed on the National Crime Database, advising police forces and the Crown Prosecution Service on medicolegal aspects of criminal cases.

Recent articles

Why do we have nails?

Why do we have nails? Resource

Strictly speaking, unless your survival depends on the ability to pick fruit from the lower branches of trees, you don't actually need  nails. Sure, fingernails are …

What happens during an asthma attack?

What happens during an asthma attack? Resource

Asthma is a common condition that affects the smaller airways (bronchioles). From time to time the airways narrow in people who have asthma. The typical symptoms are …

Professional Reference

Blood Cancers Professional Reference

Types of blood cancer The three main types of blood cancer are: Leukaemia (involving white cells). Myeloma (involving red cells). Lymphoma (involving …

Anatomy of the breast

Anatomy of the breast Resource

The medical name for breast is mammary gland. Each breast consists of tissue overlying the chest wall muscles (the pectoral muscles). In women, the breasts are composed …

Anatomy of the foot

Anatomy of the foot Resource

It may surprise you to know that the foot is one of the most complicated structures of the body. It contains a lot of moving parts - 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 …