The last appraisalBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39610.714942.59 (Published 19 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1440
- James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, Leeds
When I’m lecturing I often use the phrase “my wife, who is a GP.” The all important comma after “wife” doesn’t always come across clearly, so grammatically aware audiences are left with the impression that I have another wife who is not a GP. Or a harem of spouses in various specialties.
This name dropping is of course a pathetic attempt to increase my credibility. It says yes, I may be an academic in an ivory tower …