Theodore Dalrymple

The medical (and legal) consequences of looking at your phone in bed

22 October 2016 9:00 am

An extremely interesting little item in the New England Journal of Medicine caught my eye recently, if that is not…

Second Opinion: Thinking inside the box

7 May 2016 9:00 am

British doctors now live in fear: not very great fear, perhaps, but it is never entirely absent. They fear their…

Diary (Part II)

7 May 2016 9:00 am

On the day I left Australia after an enjoyable month at the Centre for Independent Studies, the Guardian newspaper (which…


16 April 2016 9:00 am

On arrival in Sydney for a stint with the Centre for Independent Studies, I am ensconced in the bourgeois bohemia…

Why Britain (and Europe) depends on migrants

26 March 2016 9:00 am

It’s not about economics. It’s about our snobbish, slobbish culture

‘Shall we go or shall we stay?’ Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan in

British expats in the EU fear a stronger euro far more than they fear Brexit

5 March 2016 9:00 am

British expats in France fear a stronger euro far more than Brexit

Notes on notes

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Information technology often gives us both too much and too little information: I have noticed this in my medico-legal work,…

Why the NHS needs less professional management

9 May 2015 9:00 am

‘Professionalising’ public-service management is effectively a means of legalising corruption, says Theodore Dalrymple 

How we drive our children mad

21 March 2015 9:00 am

If Britain has a crisis in children’s mental health, it’s easy to see why

The cure for hypochondria

21 February 2015 9:00 am

For perspective on your anxieties, says Theodore Dalrymple, losing yourself matters more than finding yourself

Can GPs really keep up with the latest medical evidence? I couldn't

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Few doctors can penetrate the blizzard of statistics in a typical medical study, writes Theodore Dalrymple

Second opinion: the dangers of opioids

27 September 2014 8:00 am

Opioids have killed more than 100,000 people since the year 2000, writes Theodore Dalrymple

This is madness

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Britain’s psychiatric services are an utter shambles – and, for once, it’s nothing to do with cuts, writes Theodore Dalrymple

Don't tax sugar - it doesn't make you fat. Gluttony does

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Obesity isn’t a matter of addiction. It’s a question of self-control

Theodore Dalrymple

Should we be threatening cocaine addicts with execution?

28 November 2013 1:50 pm

When Mao Tse-tung threatened to execute them, 20 million opium addicts gave up

The rehabilitation game

26 January 2013 9:00 am

How our political class set criminals free and then cover up the consequences

Visiting rites

20 October 2012 9:00 am

It’s extraordinary what people now think is appropriate to say in a museum’s comments book

Why borders matter

1 September 2012 9:00 am

The muddle and mendacity of the EU elite rests on one fundamental misunderstanding

Coventry blues

3 March 2012 2:00 pm

A trip to the multicultural Midlands

Diamond Jubilee debate: Has Britain declined under Elizabeth II?

4 February 2012 2:00 pm

Yes Theodore Dalrymple Is the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee a cause for jubilation? Certainly her reign has been a personal triumph:…

Rough treatment

3 December 2011 2:00 pm

Assaults on hospital staff are a telling symptom of our national condition

A case in point

22 October 2011 6:00 pm

Travails with a wheelie bag in Peterborough

It’s fun to smash things

13 August 2011 12:00 am

And in Britain, there is little civilisation left to stop you

Young Turks

2 July 2011 12:00 am

Put in an international perspective, British youth looks even nastier