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BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7450.1266 (Published 20 May 2004)
Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1266.1

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  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. Leeds

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    Doctors who write fiction are few and far between. This is just as well. The two jobs do not go well together. Chekhov, Maugham, and Conan Doyle practised for a while and then left medicine behind to write about other things. Today it seems harder to let go. The modern medical author writes about doctors, not patients, and starts with juniors.

    Many of us found the early years traumatic and coped by developing a veneer of cynicism. This phase came to a natural end if we …

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