Reviews Book

Final Duty

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 24 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:740
  1. John Melmoth, freelance journalist

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    Paul Carson

    William Heinemann, £10, pp 321

    ISBN 0 434 00825 7

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    Jack Hunt, Irish academic cardiologist, has a CV as long as your arm and a compelling sense of vocation. Temperamentally hostile to the least suggestion of compromise, he is “totally unused to the commercial realities of clinical medicine.” With his long suffering wife Beth and his eight year old son Danny, he has travelled the world—Sydney, London, Philadelphia, New York—in search of the right job. Until now, his career has been waiting to happen.

    But …

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