Sweet MedicineBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7415.627-a (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:627
- Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
- University College London
Remember Peak Practice? In one memorable episode, an attractive female athlete is provisionally diagnosed as having arthritis and told to rest pending the test results. That same evening, we see her limbering up to train on the local track. Fortunately, the (young and dishy) general practitioner is driving by, and screeches to a halt in time to pursue her, shouting, “Don't do it, Donna.” He catches her before the first bend, thus averting permanent damage. Cut to a soft focus shot of the silly girl in the doctor's arms and a look of a professional job well done in his come-to-bed eyes.
The latest medical television soap, Sweet Medicine, …