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Looking for breakthroughs

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6946.63 (Published 02 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:63
  1. G Dunea

    Rosemary was incredulous when she heard at a cocktail party that there was no cure for her neighbour's illness, and that even relieving her symptoms would be difficult. Her first reaction was to suggest changing doctors, which is what she does with her tradesmen when service is wanting. Had she not, after all, heard every morning while listening to Schubert in the car the advertisement that the doctors at the Miracle University Hospitals were right at the cutting edge of science and were discovering new cures for cancer every day? They were now even offering a special on heart screens, for only …

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