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Doctors in the Movies: Boil the Water and Just Say Aah

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7263.771 (Published 23 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:771
  1. Brian Glasser, honorary lecturer
  1. Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London

    Peter E Dans


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    Medi-Ed Press, £23.08, pp 408

    ISBN 0 936741 14 7

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    If you're honest, can you say you've never wanted to be Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, or Michael Douglas (older readers can substitute Clark Gable or Errol Flynn)? Or how about one of the Grants, Hugh and Cary? Because they've all wanted to be you, at least transitorily; cinema icons to a man [women readers, your day will come], they've acted as medics in movies. It indicates the commercial mileage …

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