Letters

Compulsory retirement of experts

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7263.767 (Published 23 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:767
  1. Hershey S Bell, director, faculty development
  1. Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC 3886, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA

    EDITOR—Sackett, in his article on the compulsory retirement of experts, suggests that experts are helpless to affect the victimisation that they may experience in their expert role.1 He speaks of the “sins” of experts as if they are immutable once present. The consequence of his answer, for the expert to withdraw from the conversation, is the loss of the expert's continued thought on …

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