Dr Mary Lowth

Dr Mary Lowth

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

Dr Mary Lowth was a Suffolk GP for 20 years, specialising in paediatrics and child protection, and later in documentation of torture.

A medical writer and journalist since 1992, she has written for numerous publications and websites, including Patient and Private Eye.

She qualified in Cambridge in 1988 and, after initially specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology, moved to general practice, becoming a GP trainer, GP Training Programme Director and MRCGP Examiner. She has a Masters in Medical Law and Ethics, and is currently working on a PhD on medical law, focussed on Transplantation. She has also written several novels under the names Mary Selby and Joanna Bell.

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Coronavirus: what are moderate, severe and critical COVID-19?

Coronavirus: what are moderate, severe and critical COVID-19? Feature

Whilst the majority of people experience a mild or asymptomatic coronavirus infection, some people will have far more serious and even life-threatening symptoms and …

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Anger Management Health Information

All human beings experience anger. Anger is a normal, natural emotion which helps us recognise that we, or people and things we care about, are being treated badly. It …