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The prince and the professor: Science is worth the effort

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 07 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:859
  1. Luke Devey, MRC/RCSEd clinical research training fellow (
  1. Tissue Injury and Repair Group, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, Medical School 6th Floor, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

    EDITOR—I write in response to Baum's personal view.1 As a doctor struggling to learn the art of molecular biology (through which doctors and scientists seek to understand illnesses and develop new treatments), I can attest to the huge complexity of …

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