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Professional jealousy

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 08 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:887

An Italian philosopher, Signor Ferriani, who has made extensive inquiries into what may be called the psychology of occupation, has constructed a scale showing the varying degrees in which professional jealousy exists in different professions. The lowest place in this scale is assigned to architects; next above them come clergymen, advocates, and military officers; then follow in order from below upwards, professors of science and literature, journalists, authors, doctors, and actors. It will be seen that our profession holds a bad eminence in the …

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