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Get inspired, again

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 21 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:0
  1. Tony Delamothe, deputy editor
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    Doctors don't need to look far to find reasons to be glum this festive season. If their jobs don't depress them, the behaviour of many of their national politicians will. And if not that, how about the state of our fragile planet?

    Yet doom and gloom seems an inadequate response to this world and its teeming possibilities. Students begin their medical careers inspired by these possibilities. Why can't we keep that early inspirational flame burning as brightly throughout those careers?

    A single issue of a single medical journal is not going to do it, but we wanted to flag up the challenge as …

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