Muiris Houston has published a new book!

| October 21, 2020


We are delighted to announce that dotMD’s Dr Muiris Houston has just published a new book.

Written with Prof Brendan Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry in Trinity College Dublin (and former dotMD story teller!), it is a biography of well known Dublin born psychiatrist, Dr. Anthony Clare.

Anthony Clare is probably best known the iconic and hugely popular radio show “In the Psychiatrist’s Chair” that was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from 1982-2001. Famous interviewees who yielded to his inimitable, gentle, yet probing style included Stephen Fry, Spike Milligan, Maya Angelou, Ann Widdecome and Jimmy Saville.

He also made unique contributions to the demystification and practice of psychiatry – though his academic work, his writing and his broadcasting.

It’s a fascinating story of a remarkable man – and we’d encourage you to think about getting a copy.

We’d also encourage you to support your local book shop by buying it locally.

Charlie Byrne’s bookshop in Galway (who run the dotMD bookshop at the festival) have got it in stock.


Psychiatrist in the Chair. The Official Biography of Anthony Clare by Brendan Kelly and Muiris Houston.

Merrion Press.

Written by

Ronan Kavanagh

Dr. Ronan Kavanagh is a Galway based rheumatologist and medical director of dotMD - A Festival of Medical Curiosity.


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