My Conversation with Richard Fidler

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity of talking with the ABC’s Richard Fidler, about my new book – IN LOVE AND WAR: NURSING HEROES.  Richard is such a terrific interviewer who brings great empathy and understanding to all his ‘Conversations’.  It was such a pleasure to talk to him about these surgical Guinea Pigs and their nurses.  If you’d like to listen to the interview you can do so here:

4 thoughts on “My Conversation with Richard Fidler”

  1. Hi Liz,
    I heard your chat with Richard and went out and bought the book. I did my Plastic Surgery Certificate at East Grinstead in the mid 70’s. I knew about the Guinea Pigs, but not the way the ward was run and nothing about the nurses. When we worked on the Eye Ward we often had to fetch the patients from the Guinea Pig Hotel for their drops if they forgot. The publican would leave their beers on the tables for them to return.
    There were a number of Australian Nurses there during my short time, only six months, and a few Australian Doctors passing through.

  2. Thanks for your interesting comment Susan. Sadly the Guinea Pig pub has gone now, but I am sure the last of the Few will always find a place to down a couple of beers. Liz

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