Lady doctors: where are the gentleman doctors?

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7526.1205-b (Published 17 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1205
  1. Alan Davies, emeritus professor (a1adavie@staffmail.ed.ac.uk)
  1. University of Edinburgh EH8

    EDITOR—McCann's personal view on Guy Fawkes's influence on medicine after 400 years intrigued me.1 I recently made an appointment to see a doctor. We agreed a time, and I asked which doctor I would be seeing. “Dr———,” the receptionist replied. “She's one of our lady doctors.” As I walked away I wondered whether, if it had been a doctor of the other …

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