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Fillers One hundred years ago

The doctor in the pulpit

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 03 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:914

It has been said that the medical profession is the priesthood of a scientific age. At the present day the doctor has largely taken the place of the confessor, and in one way or another he preaches as much as most parsons. But he has not yet begun to any extent to “wag his pow” in a pulpit. From the confessional to the pulpit, however, is but …

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