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Doctors Afield

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7253.121 (Published 08 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:121
  1. Alex Paton, retired consultant physician
  1. Oxfordshire

    Eds Mary G McCrea Curnen, Howard Spiro, Deborah St James


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    Yale University Press, £18.50, pp 233 ISBN 0 300 08020 4

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    Doctors in Britain are disadvantaged by an education limited to the sciences in order to gain entry to medical school, an obese medical curriculum, and the slavery of house jobs. Thereafter, a busy professional life is dominated by technology and specialisation. There is little time or opportunity to broaden the mind or to talk with patients. It is encouraging, therefore, that the University of Durham has established …

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