InequalityBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7306.240 (Published 28 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:240
- Elizabeth Moulder, basic surgical trainee, emergency department (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Sandwell District General Hospital, West Bromwich
When I was younger I was teased because we didn't have central heating and my school cardigan came from the girl up the road. I continued to feel subordinate even at university where I was laughed at for my hard vowels. My offspring will undoubtedly be picked on as well, though, and will come home in tears for living in a big house and using grand words.
How things can change in a generation. But why was I so fortunate? Was it my nature or nurture? Although mum and dad certainly …