Paging Dr ParrisBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7308.349/a (Published 11 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:349
- James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
August. High summer and mid silly season. With parliament in recess, Britain's heavyweight political commentators have gone on holiday and the media have turned to trivia. Newspaper readers, grateful at first, soon tire of pap. They begin to long for autumn, when the journalists will sharpen their knives again.
For medical politicians, however, autumn never comes. One of the delights of being on the General Medical Council or, I daresay, the BMA …