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Le Beau Doc Sans Merci

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 24 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1259
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner
  1. Crossmaglen, County Armagh

    I met a young lady in the meads. Her hair was long, her step was light; she had intended to go to medical school, she said, but she had visited the local hospital and the junior doctors had discouraged her, and she was starting dentistry instead.

    I set her on my pacing steed and all day long extolled the virtues of medical life.

    “Asking a junior doctor what it's like to be a doctor is like asking a tadpole what it's …

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