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Everyman's view of doctors

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 03 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1077
  1. Demetrios Matheou, freelance journalist
  1. London

    My first love was a medical student. I must recommend it. I always attributed her verve to an unabashed quest for anatomical knowledge, her lack of inhibition to the fact that she had pretty much seen it all. Along the way, minor ailments were treated and hypochondria dispelled, with adept matter of factness.

    Not surprisingly, this was the best doctor-patient relationship I've ever had; long after we split up, the poor woman would still receive frantic calls from me: so what is male pattern baldness? Should I really have started shrinking at …

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