An axeman writesBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7084.909a (Published 22 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:909
- Irvine Loudon
- former general practitioner, Wantage
The reception at the opening of the BMJ's exhibition last week of photographs of 20th century British doctors was a delightful, unpompous, and amusing occasion. I got a great deal of fun out of wandering round and trying to imagine what I would have guessed their occupation to be, if I had not known they were doctors.
Stephen Lock, wind blown and weather beaten on the coast at Aldeburgh, suggested the captain of a trawler who had just made a bumper catch, and Julian Tudor Hart a happy, easy going, member of the crew, without a political thought in his head. In a modern version of Dürer's “Melancolia” Douglas Black (famous for his …