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BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 18 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:170
  1. Rhona MacDonald (
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    In this week's BMJ soap opera (see career focus p s23), Penelope Millstone, the pregnant, workaholic medical senior house officer, is arguing with her general practitioner husband, Giles Millstone, over whether she should work full or part time after their baby is born. Giles wants her to “concentrate on motherhood” but consents that she can work part time “once the baby is old enough.” Penelope is adamant that she wants …

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