Cecil G. Helman was WriterDoc
Cecil Helman (born 4 January 1944 in Cape Town, South Africa, died 15 June 2009)  was a South African doctor, author, and medical anthropologist. He published poetry, essays, and short stories, as well as academic books and papers.
Helman’s writings focus on patients’ personal narratives and experience of ill-health and suffering, as well as the roles played in medical care by social and cultural factors. Suburban Shaman, his 2006 memoir of medical school in apartheid South Africa, ship’s doctoring in the Mediterranean, family practice in London, and visits to traditional healers in different countries, was serialized by BBC Radio 4 as its ‘Book of the Week’ in March 2006. His textbook Culture, Health and Illness, first published in 1984, has been used in many countries. In his academic capacity, he also wrote articles in medical journals.
In an article of theguardian is mentioned that he also painted.
His books include:
- Medical Anthropology (Editor) (ISBN 978-0-7546-2655-8) (2008)
- Culture, Health and Illness (5th ed) (ISBN 978-0-340-91450-2)m(2007)
- Suburban Shaman: Tales from Medicine’s Frontline (ISBN 1-905-14008-8) (2006)
- Doctors and Patients: An Anthology (Editor) (ISBN 1-857-75993-1) (2003)
- Irregular Numbers of Beasts and Birds (ISBN 0-9744503-5-9) (2006)
- The Other Half of the Dream (0-9744503-1-6) (2004)
- The Body of Frankenstein’s Monster: Essays in Myth and Medicine (ISBN 0-393-03104-7) (1992)
- Body Myths (ISBN 978-0-7011-3833-2) (1991)
- The Golden Toenails of Ambrosio P (ISBN 0 947757 33 3) (1990)
- The Exploding Newspaper and other Fables (ISBN 0-903400-51-0) (1980)