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Attending physician abuse

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6951.415 (Published 06 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:415
  1. G Dunea

    Have you ever, dear house officer, been a victim of student abuse? Do you carry in your bosom the scars of months of demeaning remarks? If the embers of resentment are still flickering ever so faintly, then here are some confidential hints on how to get back at your attending physician. Try them slowly, like poison, one drop at a time, until you obtain the desired effect.

    For openers make sure that the patients on your service or firm are scattered all over the hospital, on as many different floors as possible. Start rounds on the ground floor, preferably in the wing where the elevators have broken down. Make sure it …

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