Soundings Soundings

May I take this opportunity …

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7189.1017a (Published 10 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1017
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, general practitioner.
  1. London

    It's the conference season in my discipline. I am growing weary of the 5 30 am alarm calls and crowded train journeys to some or other grubby suburban institution whose logo has always given the impression of a centre of international excellence. I am looking for a taxonomy for my growing collection of misspelt name badges, giveaway pencils, and plastic delegate bags. And I am developing a list of pet aversions which includes taxi drivers, contract caterers, women with clipboards who say they …

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