The BMJ as recreational readingBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7339.732 (Published 23 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:732
- Selwyn Goodacre, general practitioner.
- Swadlincote, Derbyshire
My partners in the practice think it rather odd when I tell them I take a bundle of unread BMJs from the preceding three months on holiday with me, for recreational reading. Relax, they say, get away from medicine for a while. But they are wrong. Apart from the benefit that, when read, I can discard them, giving me extra room in the case for packing books to take home, I do find reading several BMJs in rapid sequence very relaxing.
Looking back to childhood, I remember my elder brother returning from boarding school and sitting himself happily in an armchair with a pile of copies of the Eagle …