Bmj Usa: Letter

RAPID RESPONSES FROM BMJ.COM: What about the women?

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjusa.01100006 (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E70
  1. Neil Donen (ndonen@home.com), anesthesiologist
  1. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  2. St Louis, Missouri, USA
  3. St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK
  4. Oxford Deanery, The Royal Berkshire Hospital, Oxford, UK

    This article originally appeared in BMJ USA

    Editor—As an anesthesiologist, I enjoyed reading the article by Palazzo and Warner. Certainly, their study complements my impression of life in the operating room on the other side of the drapes. It is indeed a pity that they did not add two additional columns looking at the scores on a gender basis. I am sure the results would be even more illuminating.

    Swearing by surgeons—what's the OR got to do with it?

    1. Gary Stack (drgstack@iol.ie), general practitioner
    1. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    2. St Louis, Missouri, USA
    3. St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK
    4. Oxford Deanery, The Royal Berkshire Hospital, Oxford, UK

      Editor—Surgeons swear, period. Operating …

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