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The medical student of to-day

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7509.151 (Published 14 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:151

A writer in the St. James's Gazette bewails the “passing” of the medical student. He explains that, although there are still young men who devote themselves to the study of medicine, “all that made the medical student distinctive—the gay, irresponsible, irrepressible youth of our imaginations and of our literature—has faded into the light of common day, and the difference between the medical student of these years of grace and the theological student, for example, is that one is studying the Thirty-nine Articles and the other the metacarpal articulations.” The modern student, …

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