Reference Articles referring to Vernon
(Article re VC's work in
Kirkby, Liverpool as a Community Service Volunteer in 1964-5)
`Bumbledom forced me to leave the
Vernon Coleman resigns as a GP after
refusing to disclose confidential information on sick note forms.
`Medicine Becomes Computerised: Plug In Your
Sample quote: `When the
children have finished playing the games on your Sinclair or Commodore Vic 20
computer, you can turn it to more practical purposes. For what is probably
Britain's first home doctor programme for computers is now
`Dr Vernon Coleman, one of the
country's leading medical authors, has prepared the text for a remarkable set of
six cassettes called The Home Doctor Series. Dr Coleman, author of the
new book Bodypower, which is a new self-help approach to medicine, has
turned his attention to computers.'
Sample quote: `Have a home computer with a set of diagnostic
programs and practical advice program to match and you've got a personal home
nurse, a doctor in the cupboard, a wise relation and a health education officer
all rolled into one.'
'Computer aided decision making in
British Medical Journal
Editorial (and subsequent letter) discussing Vernon Coleman's
'Doctor with the Common
Sample quote: `Dr Coleman has the golden
gift of being able to sweeten the bitter pill of knowledge with a coating of
humour, and of presenting revolutionary concepts in words everyone can
'Sacred Cows Beware: Vernon Coleman publishing
Sample quote: `Vernon Coleman's books
combine straightforward advice with stern criticism of techniques, products or
services which he believes to be a waste of time and money or which may cause
Sample quote: `When he began a five minute
slot answering both medical and emotional problems on the BBC’s Afternoon Show
last year, Vernon Coleman was touted as our first televised Agony
'I'm Addicted To The Star'
Sample quote: `Dr Coleman has consistently called for
rethinking on the drugs known as benzodiazepines. Now the Government's Committee
on Safety of Medicines has reacted to Dr Coleman's campaign. They have issued
stringent guidelines for the prescribing of the drugs. Mrs Currie (Health
Minister) told a Commons standing committee that the Government acted because of
Dr Coleman's columns in The Star. She said `Dr Coleman's articles, to
which I refer with approval, raised concern about these important matters and I
sent them to the appropriate bodies.'
'Our Doctor Coleman Is Mustard'
Sample quote: `Dr Coleman cuts like a scalpel through
all the jargon to bring you fresh information on the medical matters that mean
most to you...Dr Coleman's controversial views have often rocked the medical
profession but that has never stopped him saying what he thinks.'
'The Sun's Medic reveals his
Sample quote:`He clearly believes what he writes and
nobody `not the editor of The Sun or anyone else' tells him what stance
to take. And once he gets his teeth into an issue he will campaign in partisan
and highly effective style.'
`In a campaign
against tranquillisers and particularly against one drug, lorazepam, he sent
over 100 yellow cards to the CSM (Committee on Safety of Medicines) based on
letters he had had rather than patients he had seen and coopted the equally
publicity shy junior health minister Edwina Currie to his side. Coleman, who had
campaigned against tranquillisers for many years, is acknowledged to have an
important member of the coalition of media and medics which forced the CSM to
issue guidance on the use of benzodiazepines to all doctors.'
'Reading the mind between the
BMA News Review
Sample quote: `Not
someone to mince his words.'
Interview with VC.
'Portrait of a doctor in the doghouse was
Independent on Sunday
'The big league of self
Sample quote: `Dr
Coleman is one of a growing band of go-it-alone novelists who have taken the
risk of publishing their own books. Dr Coleman's books are published in 22
languages and he was published for many years by mainstream publishers like
Penguin, Reed and Harper Collins, before going it alone.'
Sample quote: `He says there are three things
in life worth doing: trying to change the world, trying to have fun and trying
to make money. If you can do all three things at the same time then that's
Interview with VC after he resigned from
'You have been warned, Mr
6.3.2004 and 20.3.2004
Rachel Johnson talks
to Vernon Coleman, the one man publishing sensation who has now turned his
sights on the `lying little warmonger' in Downing
Sample quote: `He doesn't have an agent, a
publisher, a distributor or a heap of remaindered copies reminding him he never
earned out his advance, because he does all these jobs himself. As a result our
doctor is completely independent, and can afford to stick two fingers up not
only at medicine and mainstream publishing but also at Bush, Blair, Lord Hutton,
those who want to surrender British sovereignty to a European superstate, the
pharmaceutical industry, animal experimenters, Dr Atkins, Uncle Tom Cobley and
everyone who eats meat.'
cf also letter which appeared in Spectator on
20th March 2004
'Food for thought with a real live
Western Daily Press
Sample quote: `Simply
a very good and genial individual and its a great pity there aren't more like
'The doctor will see you
Sample quote:`He's frank, fearless and
prolific. He's outrageous, outspoken and iconoclastic. He's a best selling
author, strident campaigner and unashamed cross dresser. Dr Vernon Coleman is
many things and he's written books about most of
Sample quote:`A Vernon Coleman book will change
your life...and may even save your life.'
Sample quote: `Dr
Coleman has written best sellers on health and medicine for over three
Note 1: Professor Vernon Coleman gave evidence to
the House of Lords Select Committee on animals in Scientific Procedures (2001-2)
on Tuesday 12.2.02
Note 2: Significant
interviews with Vernon Coleman have appeared in Devon Life (`Vernon
Coleman Scourge of the BMA.'), National health Executive, (`An interview with
Vernon Coleman'), The Therapist (`Vernon Coleman - the doctor's dilemma.'
and The Flag (`Interview with Dr Vernon Coleman.'