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An interest in teeth

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 04 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4526
  1. Mary E Black, public health physician, Belgrade, Serbia
  1. drmaryblack{at}

    Teeth were a major topic here this week. Our vet let my 12 year old son, after persistent maternal cajoling, sit in on dental surgery for our dog. He also showed him puppies on ultrasound and several sick dogs from the shelter. I like my children to see various career options, so they do not blindly follow the family ant tracks into the fourth generation of medics. If they end up choosing medicine they will have relatives and connections in most specialties, lining up to test their resolve, comment on their …

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