Intended for healthcare professionals


Professor Blandy's response:

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 22 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1488

“Political correctness had nothing to do with it. I realised I was just plain wrong and that my theatre nurses were perfectly able to look after these instruments—so the sentence was withdrawn in later editions. Remember this was written at a time …

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