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BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7280.245/a (Published 27 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:245
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, general practitioner
  1. London

    Thanks to the 24 people (including two from the BMJ's editorial office) who applied for the job of my wife (BMJ 2000;321:1421). Thanks, too, to the (female) consultant surgeon who wrote in asking for names of any promising applicants that I didn't appoint.

    The job's gone, to a fine individual from a former Soviet bloc country whom the agency described as “a most mature, most experienced lady.” Indeed she is, and for an embarrassingly small sum she cooks, cleans, keeps house, and …

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