Richard Smith has left the buildingBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7461.309-a (Published 05 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:309
- Deborah Cohen
Richard Smith's 13 years as editor of the BMJ and chief executive of the BMJ Group finally drew to a close last Friday.
Dr Smith, who developed a fondness for Scotland after studying medicine at Edinburgh University, suggested a ceilidh for his leaving party with journal staff. With characteristic good humour, he turned up not only kilted-out but wearing a garish orange wig, to be piped in to the sound of bagpipes.
“One thing I hate is pomposity. I've never liked the BMA's annual meeting with all …