Medicine And The Media

A piecemeal impact

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 05 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:396
  1. Kwame Mckenzie

    Siege Doctors shows a group of NHS doctors and nurses taking time out from their paid jobs in the comfortable NHS to do holiday work in Sarajevo. In five 50 minute parts it follows a £1.8 million operation funded by the Overseas Development Administration and set up by Tony Redmond, a consultant at North Stafford-shire Hospital and professor of emergency and disaster medicine at Keele. Professor Redmond is a veteran of Lockerbie and the Armenia earthquake and also supervised “Operation Irma.” All of these would have made better television than Siege Doctors.

    Only the first episode was available for preview. It does a good job of putting you in the shoes of the medical team—imbuing you with their feelings of trepidation as they are …

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