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Tell it to Your Doctor: The Empowered Patient

Thursday 21 April 2011, 19.00-20.00

Listen to an edited audio recording of the event above. Download an MP3.

Susan Pike was born with osteogenesis imperfecta (sometimes known as brittle bone disease), a condition in which fragile bones constantly run the risk of breaking. She spent the first five years of her life in hospitals and was then reclaimed by her parents. Almost miraculously, she has lived into her fifties, in part owing to the efforts of the rheumatologist who made heroic strides to keep her healthy. This event explores how patient and doctor interacted in the early part of their relationship.

Cyrus Cooper, Professor of Rheumatology and Director, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton
Susan Pike, patient

Professor George Rousseau, History Faculty, Oxford University

British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted event.

BSL interpreted

This event is FREE.

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