Views & Reviews From the Frontline

Power to the people

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 04 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:724
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

The fan of the overhead projector whizzed as the lights dimmed. The acetates were first dropped, then placed either upside down or back to front, or written on by the shaking hand of the quivering voiced junior doctor. Senior doctors had access to the medical illustration department and so had “professional slides”; they marched confidently up the steps with a carousel of slides, only to be crushed as these were duly dropped or placed upside down or, most commonly, got stuck, often at a cringe-making “funny” slide …

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