Lay your money downBMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2619 (Published 19 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2619
- Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
I was born in Essex. But I have spent my life in Scotland, a place where sometimes it’s not easy being English. I still have an English accent and a pathological urge to say “please” and “thank you.” But this is a mere veneer, for I have gone native—my heart is tartan. I am the Hollywood stereotype, a heathen, war painted, kilted transvestite, stubbornly holding my ground no matter what, and am therefore direct and blunt. If this upsets people, so …
Log in using your username and password
Log in through your institution
Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial