Dr Mary Lowth

Dr Mary Lowth

MA (Cantab), MB BChir, DFFP, DRCOG, PG Cert Med Ed, FRCGP

Qualified in 1988 (Cambridge), spent 20 years as a GP in Suffolk. Also a GP trainer, GP appraiser and Training Programme Director.
Medicolegal GP with Freedom from Torture.
Clinical writer, novelist and journalist. I write on medicine, on medical ethics and on human rights.
MRCGP Examiner and Clinical Casewriter 2007-17.
International Development Advisor for MRCGP(Int) Brunei 2011-15.

Recent articles

Anatomy of the eye

Anatomy of the eye Resource

When you look at an object you see it because light reflects off the object and enters your eye. Your eye focuses this light into an image on the layer of the eye …

Anatomy of the ear

Anatomy of the ear Resource

Your ears do the remarkable job of allowing you to hear a huge range of sounds, from a whisper to a loud bang. To do this, the ear transforms sound energy into …

How to snack when you have diabetes

How to snack when you have diabetes Feature

Everyone needs to snack sometimes. But if you have diabetes, it's important to choose something that won't have a big effect on your blood sugar. We explore the best …

Food shopping tips for those with diabetes

Food shopping tips for those with diabetes Feature

It's natural to feel daunted after a diabetes diagnosis, especially when it comes to meal plans and your weekly shop. But there's no need to fear; the same healthy …

Swollen Eyelid Health Information

A swollen eyelid is a very common symptom, and is usually due to allergy, inflammation, infection or injury. The skin of your eyelid is less than 1 mm thick but it is …