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  • Published: 18 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241985380
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

Just One More Question

Stories from a Life in Neurology

The No.1 bestselling account of one doctor's life facing some of medicine's most complicated challenges

As a trainee doctor, Niall Tubridy fell in love with neurology. Fascinated by the ways the brain and nervous system signal problems with the body's wiring, this was high stakes detective work where answers could be life-changing.

The young doctor who relished the intellectual puzzle soon became even more intrigued by the human stories behind each set of symptoms. But his own character was tested - how do you handle such high pressure work, often with sad outcomes for patients, and remain grounded and positive?

Just One More Question includes gripping accounts of Tubridy's patients - encounters that are, by turn, moving, dramatic and funny - and using simple and illuminating language he explains well-known conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Reflecting candidly on his life in medicine, Tubridy gives us an extraordinary and revealing insight into the human challenge of working in the most complex area of medicine.

  • Published: 18 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241985380
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

Praise for Just One More Question


Liz Nugent

[My brother] has written a book which has to be one of the most extraordinary books written in Irish medical history! I would say that, wouldn't I? But it is great. It's really good, really accessible, a super read. We're all very proud of him

Ryan Tubridy

Compelling ... colourful, thoughtful

Sunday Independent

It's a most readable book. There's no jargon in it

Seán O'Rourke, RTÉ

Niall's sense of wonder at the human brain is enormously clear even with almost three decades of work in the field under his belt

RTÉ Lifestyle

Very interesting and very entertaining

Pat Kenny

Will make you think in a whole new way about the human brain

Ireland AM

A book that will fascinate you with the patients' tales but leave you at the end pondering the notion of what life really is


Simple and illuminating

Irish News

[Tubridy] renders sometimes complex medical concepts understandable for the general reader ... good on the sometimes unbearable pressures on doctors

Irish Times

Fascinating ... The book teems with interesting characters

Sunday Business Post

Written in a very accessible way for non-medical people, like myself

Dave Fanning, RTÉ

[Oliver] Sacks hoped that his neurological tales ... could bring us closer to where the psychic and the physical meet ... Tubridy's concerns are less rarefied. He wants us to understand the human toll that illness takes

Sunday Times