An academy would be inappropriate

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7046.1604a (Published 22 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1604
  1. A H Grabham
  1. Past chairman of BMA council Rothesay House, 56 Headlands, Kettering NN15 6DG

    EDITOR,—Richard Smith discusses recent proposals to form an academy of medicine in Britain,1 which are set out in a consultation paper (a leaflet) included in the same issue of the BMJ. The matter is both complex and important. I am surprised that the two articles could contemplate such an exercise in the representation of the profession without making any reference to the possible role of the BMA. I do not, however, believe that pique should prevent the BMA …

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