A gram of gadolinium is worth a thousand neurologists

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 16 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3827
  1. James Stefaniak, academic foundation doctor
  1. Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, CB20QQ, UK
  1. james.stefaniak{at}

“So what do you want to specialise in?”

It was a question I’d been dreading from my neurosurgery consultant. I wanted to do neurology, and told him so. His face lit up at the chance to preach his favourite message—I was told, with great pleasure, that neurologists “don’t do anything for patients” and …

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