Views & Reviews From the Frontline

A conspiracy of anonymity

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f32 (Published 07 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f32

Re: A conspiracy of anonymity

Thank you Dr Spence, always thought provoking, but the themes of medicine are not constant over time and geography, they are contingent on history, society and culture, so it is no surprise that things are changing. Us part-timers may not know our patients as well, but we try to preserve our health and sanity, and may bring useful knowledge to medicine gained from our other activities, such as history or indeed, journalism.

Competing interests: Part-timer!

10 January 2013
Gwyn E Carney
GP / History postgrad student
Cardiff University
Cardiff University, Humanities Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff. CF10 3EU
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