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BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 28 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1028
  1. Nick Black, professor of health services research
  1. Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London

    I K Crombie, C du V Florey

    BMJ Publishing Group, £16.95, pp 88

    ISBN 0 7279 1219 4

    Doctors have traditionally received little or no formal help in learning some of the most useful and important skills that they need, such as dealing with bereavement, organising their work, management and team skills, and even some practical clinical activities. The ability to carry out research could also be included. This tradition may be peculiar to the British, with their reverence for the enthusiastic amateur, but it risks making either for poor quality research or for many …

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