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Fillers One hundred years ago

The advantages and disadvantages of the profession of medicine

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:618

The choice of an occupation for life, or, as it may be, the recognition of a vocation, is, in the majority of cases, an anxious process, alike to the neophyte who is about to enter on his novitiate of professional life, and even more to those to whom his happiness and future usefulness are of the first concern. The cause of this anxiety is the difficulty of arriving at a momentous decision on evidence which …

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