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Lawyers are from Mars, doctors are from Venus

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7340.797/a (Published 30 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:797
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. Leeds

    Perhaps you disagree with the title. That's OK. You may say, “Hey, lawyers talk a lot, and that's a Venusian characteristic. And doctors (especially surgeons) do things, which is Martian.” I respect you for saying that, and up to a point you're right. But let's look at it another way.

    Which profession is the more confident and doesn't care what the other thinks of it? Which profession imposes its way of working on …

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