25 Feb, 14 | by BMJ Group
When John Keats switched from medicine to poetry he found a different way of healing people, according to Andrew Motion.
Motion, a former poet laureate, attributes his interest in medicine and literature to the Romantic poet, whose biography he wrote in 1997.
Unveiling the shortlist for 2014 Wellcome book prize in London this week, Motion, chair of the judging panel (pictured foreground), described the challenge of choosing a winner from the six medically themed books, which straddle both fiction and non-fiction. more…