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Dubious motives

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 01 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:65
  1. D Curr

    So why do you want to work at our rural African hospital? Of course, it's a perfect career opportunity for you. There is such a wealth of clinical material, such gross pathology. As a budding surgeon, you will welcome the opportunity to practise your basic surgical skills. By the time you return to the United Kingdom, you will be relatively competent, and sufficiently skilled to start operating on British patients. And the obstetric experience is unique. With such terrible perinatal mortality at the best of times, the occasional error of judgment will probably pass completely unnoticed. …

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