Assets for the meritocracyBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7210.649a (Published 04 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:649
- Trisha Greenhalgh, general practitioner
In Monty Python's transplant sketch, a man is sitting nonchalantly minding his own business when there is a loud knock at the door. Enter an officious, clipboard-carrying administrator, closely followed by several white coated technicians who are vigorously sharpening their scalpels.
“Yes, that's me.”
“We're from the Transplant Agency. You signed a donor card, I believe.”
“Well, we've come for your liver.”
“But I'm not dead yet.”
“It doesn't say anything …