What God forgot to tell surgeons: the science of acupuncture

Daniel Keown. Published by Original Medical Publishing, 2013, 356 pp. £2.02 (Kindle). ASIN: B009ETBEA8.

Anne-Marie Marlow Correspondence to Dr Anne-Marie Marlow, BMAS, BMAS House, 3 Winnington Court, Winnington Street, Northwich CW8 1AQ, UK; annemariemarlow{at}gmail.com

Dr Daniel Keown trained at Manchester University, qualifying in 1998, and has also studied traditional Chinese acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading (part of Kingston University) and in China.

Currently, Dr Keown combines working in accident and emergency medicine and has an acupuncture clinic in Tonbridge Wells. He dedicates his book ‘To my father—a great surgeon and a good man’.

In the forward to the book, Dr Keown explains how while studying in China with Dr Wang Ju-Yi, ‘one of the most respected acupuncturists in the world’ who has spent ‘70 years thinking deeply about the mysteries of Acupuncture and the body’, he realised that Dr Wang’s ‘deep understanding of Acupuncture shared …