Le Beau Doc Sans MerciBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7323.1259a (Published 24 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1259
- Liam Farrell, general practitioner
- Crossmaglen, County Armagh
I met a young lady in the meads. Her hair was long, her step was light; she had intended to go to medical school, she said, but she had visited the local hospital and the junior doctors had discouraged her, and she was starting dentistry instead.
I set her on my pacing steed and all day long extolled the virtues of medical life.
“Asking a junior doctor what it's like to be a doctor is like asking a tadpole what it's …