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A memorable teacher

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 07 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:527
  1. Sanjay A Pai, consultant pathologist. (
  1. Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India

    You learn better from a teacher who sets an example and leads from the front rather than one who merely spouts theory. I learnt many lessons, in the space of half an hour, from Dr Farokh Udwadia, professor of medicine at Grant Medical College and the Sir JJ Group of Hospitals in Bombay, when I was an undergraduate in the mid-1980s.

    At a clinical meeting in early 1986, after the first case had been presented, …

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