Letters Chilean miners

Let’s hope doctor is misquoted

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6321 (Published 09 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6321
  1. Simon Wessely, professor of psychological medicine1
  1. 1Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, London, UK
  1. simon.wessely{at}kcl.ac.uk

I hope that the doctor looking after the psychological health of the miners was misquoted or mistranslated, but if he did say, “Now the men are starting to demand certain things, and we restrict others. We are measuring each other’s strength” and that the miners would be rewarded if they cooperated but “If not, okay, you don’t want to …

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