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Female breast surgeons might be preferred but may not be better

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 01 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1213
  1. C W Martin, Specialist registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology (
  1. Dumfries and Galloway Acute and Maternity Hospitals NHS Trust, Dumfries, Scotland DG1 4TG

    EDITOR—Reid's small study to assess the preference of women for a male or female breast surgeon raises many issues about patient choice.1 If women (or men) are to be given the choice of male or female clinicians (as Reid implies) what do we advocate as a professional body if someone conducts a similar survey but …

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