Letters

Racism continues among doctors in Europe

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7128.390 (Published 31 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:390
  1. H K Khan, Senior consultant radiologista
  1. a 25 Daintry Lodge, 1 Watford Road, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 3PX

    Editor—Last year Ismail and Carnall highlighted the positive attitude of the British in bringing racism in the NHS to worldwide attention.1 Similar coverage by Deutsches Ärzteblatt, the medical and political organ of the BundesÄrztekammer (the German medical association) in Germany, would be unthinkable. Such discussions on race issues would be embarrassing.

    I was a target of racial abuse from an overbearing consultant in a hospital in Nordrhein-Westphalia for about two years. He was fully supported …

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