The cycle of abuse goes on

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 12 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:831

The houseman is in the middle of a ward round with my specialist registrar, and, since I am going past the x ray department on my way to a ward visit, I decide to drop the MRI request in to the radiologists. All MRI requests must be discussed with a radiologist so I find myself in a darkened viewing room with a woman not much older than myself.

“Hello, I'm one of the geriatricians. I'm after an MRI of this chap's pituitary fossa.”

A frown, and her head is cocked to one side: “He's not exactly top priority is he?”

I blink, and I become aware of my nostrils flaring -always a …

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