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BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 22 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:909
  1. Irvine Loudon
  1. former general practitioner, Wantage

    The reception at the opening of the BMJ's exhibition last week of photographs of 20th century British doctors was a delightful, unpompous, and amusing occasion. I got a great deal of fun out of wandering round and trying to imagine what I would have guessed their occupation to be, if I had not known they were doctors.

    Douglas Black

    Stephen Lock, wind blown and weather beaten on the coast at Aldeburgh, suggested the captain of a trawler who had just made a bumper catch, and Julian Tudor Hart a happy, easy going, member of the crew, without a political thought in his head. In a modern version of Dürer's “Melancolia” Douglas Black (famous for his …

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