Medical students may not like statistics, but as doctors they will

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7145.1674 (Published 30 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1674
  1. J Martin Bland, Professor of medical statistics
  1. Department of Public Health Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    EDITOR—In his book review, Wessely finds Sinclair's analysis of medical education in Making Doctors depressing because Sinclair reports that medical students regard the psychiatrist as “the lowest form of medical life.”1 Further, they do this because of the very things of which Wessely is rightly proud: psychiatrists' use of a …

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