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He who works in pigsty …

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7310.461a (Published 25 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:461
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, general practitioner
  1. London

    The term feng shui is apparently derived from the ancient Chinese words shui—meaning “sense”—and feng—meaning “more money than.” Nevertheless, it appears to be de rigueur for the modern professional to keep nothing in his or her office beyond a glass topped table, contemporary chaise longue, and slimline laptop. The latest NHS rumour is that a newly appointed chief executive officer has taken to gliding through open plan offices demanding that piles of paper are sorted out and …

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