The bland bombshellBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39574.432708.59 (Published 08 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1074
- Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
I try not to be judgmental, but I do struggle with society’s fastest growing group—the terminally dull. This presents a problem in medicine, as patients actively avoid the tedious doctor.
People didn’t used to be so bland and timid. A generation ago people enjoyed salt on their chips, deep fried everything, and filled their tea with sugar. There was more social diversity and a great number of different musical and fashion factions (rockers, mods, hippies, new romantics, goths, reggae Rastas, and …