James Le Fanu

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Full name: James Le Fanu (Dr)

Area of interest: Health and medicine

Journals/Organisation: The Daily Telegraph

Email: james.lefanu@btinternet.com | james.lefanu@telegraph.co.uk

Personal website: http://www.jameslefanu.com

Website: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthadvice/jameslefanu

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Representation: http://unitedagents.co.uk/books/james-le-fanu

Networks: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/james-le-fanu/22/916/4a8

Biography:

About: Medical doctor and writer

Education: Cambridge University and the Royal London Hospital

Career: From 1992 has written a weekly column for both the Sunday and Daily Telegraph, has also published research articles in the British Medical Journal, Lancet and Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

Current position/role: Health columnist / medical journalist

  • also writes/written for: The Times, The Spectator and GQ magazine

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Other activities: General Practitioner

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Books & Debate:

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  • Eat your heart out: the fallacy of the healthy diet (1987) OCLC 16680962
  • Health wise: an intelligent guide for the over 60s (1991) OCLC 26362282
  • Chattering international (1993) OCLC 29670531 (Social Affairs Unit)
  • A phantom carnage: the myth that low income kills (1993) OCLC 29468897 (Social Affairs Unit)
  • Environmental alarums (1994) OCLC 31075760 (Social Affairs Unit)
  • Preventionitis: the exaggerated claims of health promotion (1994) OCLC 30915972 (Social Affairs Unit)
  • Doctor's diary (1996) OCLC 37268738
  • Home remedies for common ailments: a handbook of treatments for all the family (1997) OCLC 52782969
  • The family encyclopedia of baby, toddler & childcare (1998) OCLC 60212499
  • The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine (1999) OCLC 223151979
  • How to get to live to 90 (2000) OCLC 226089616
  • They don't know what's wrong: does your illness baffle the doctors? (2001) OCLC 47939286
  • The family encyclopedia of medicine & health (2004) OCLC 224343578 (with Andrew Burnett & Sue Ronay)

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The Daily Telegraph:

Column name: Doctor's diary

Remit/Info: Health: "...writes on recent medical developments and puts forward readers' connundrums that are baffling health professionals."

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Role: Commentator

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Email: james.lefanu@telegraph.co.uk

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Website: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthadvice/jameslefanu

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Day published: Monday

Regularity: Weekly

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