Soundings

If I ruled the world

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7375.1309/a (Published 30 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1309
  1. George Dunea, attending physician
  1. Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

    In the first year of my dictatorship I will ban sugar coated doughnuts, atonal music, phenylbutazone, and hospital public relations departments. With the ruthlessness of irrational dictators I will outlaw multivitamin pills, ties with horizontal stripes, malpractice lawyers, useless expensive drugs, and hot and cold water taps that turn in opposite directions.

    Handsome women will not chew gum with their mouths open, petty bureaucrats will not notify their 500 employees of their …

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