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The bag

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.030235 (Published 01 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:030235
  1. Zoe Ash, fifth year medical student1
  1. 1University of Nottingham

Zoe Ash investigates the neurologist's bag and explains what you can tell about these specialists by the state of their toolkit

You may know well the favourite game of many doctors: “I want you to tell me the diagnosis of the next patient within five seconds.” (It is always Parkinson's disease.) I want to introduce the same game applied to doctors themselves. During a recent special study module in neurology, I realised how instantly recognisable a senior neurologist is. Not, you may be surprised, by their hair or choice of tie, but by “the bag.”

At some time in their training, a neurologist purchases …

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