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The Medical Verb with MJ Hyland, Roger Kneebone, Carol Watts, Chloe Moss

Ian McMillan presents Radio 3's cabaret of the word, with contributions from MJ Hyland, Carol Watts, Roger Kneebone and Chloe Moss.

Ian McMillan scrubs up to explore the pleasures and the pains of 'medical language'. His guests include the surgeon Roger Kneebone and the poet Carol Watts - Carol was invited by Roger to experience the closed world of the operating theatre, and has been inspired to write a sequence of poems called 'Instruments'.

Novelist M.J.Hyland shares new writing from the latest edition of Granta (Medicine) in which she explores the language of diagnosis, and explains how she dealt with being told she had Multiple Sclerosis.

And a new drama commission for The Verb - playwright Chloe Moss offers an insight into the language of victimhood with her play 'Because I'm worth it'. (Rpt)

Produced by Faith Lawrence.

45 minutes

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