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Fillers One hundred years ago

Doctors in British fiction

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:481

The progress of the medical profession in the public esteem may to a great extent be gauged by the position occupied by its members in contemporary fiction, and especially in the novels of the day. The modern novel was the creation of the eighteenth century, which saw …

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