Reviews SOUNDINGS

Glue, spark, or string?

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7406.111-a (Published 10 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:111
  1. Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
  1. Edinburgh

    Or is it more like just oiling the wheels? Money, it seems, comes into it, with more than a suspicion that it might be funny money: the now-you-see-it-now-you-don't kind that appeared when fundholding began, then vanished, mirage-like, as later applicants were punished for their tardiness.

    So, glue, spark, string (all analogies were on offer), or just money? Even after a three hour session with an enthusiastic team from Edinburgh, few of us here in …

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