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So, those who can't do it, teach it?

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 26 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:219
  1. Farhad B Naini, consultant in facial deformity (
  1. St George's Hospital and Medical School, London

    It has been said that “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.” I have often wondered whether there is any truth behind this frequently quoted expression, which surgical students hear from the early days of their clinical training. To find the answer, one must look at the origin …

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