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Auchendreich declares

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 15 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:835
  1. Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
  1. Edinburgh

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    It is surely a matter of great regret that Professor Tony Culyer, in the course of his labours on a magisterial review of research and development in the NHS, did not find time in his busy schedule to make a visit to Auchendreich.

    The original impetus for his review was, we understand, the curious observation that a vast proportion of the NHS research budget was disappearing into a small number of hospitals, many within comfortable distance from Hampstead, which on the one hand did not see very many patients and on the other did not produce very much in the way of research.

    Moreover, it seems that …

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