Handedness among surgeons

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6981.739b (Published 18 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:739
  1. Jonathan Schott,
  2. Michael Puttick
  1. Clinical medical student Clinical medical student St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London W2 1PG

    EDITOR,—Like John P Aggleton and colleagues,1 we are interested in handedness, but in the context of its possible importance in influencing a doctor's choice of career. To investigate this we assessed the prevalence of left handedness in cohorts of physicians and surgeons.

    Two hundred and nine clinicians of register grade and above were sent questionnaires asking whether they were left or right handed. Responses were received from 103: 67 physicians (47 …

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