The generation game

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 04 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:46
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow

    “Dad, you've got an earring!” She gazed at the photo of me from the mid-1980s. “At least I'm not wearing make up,” I said defensively, but this only made her eyes narrow more. I'm no baby boomer and, according to Wikipedia, I am part of “Generation X.” Clearly Generation X smacks of the school geek coming to the Christmas party in a pair of sunglasses—tiresome, unimaginative, and just plain dumb. But with the new look BMJ comes our turn to shape the medical agenda.

    What of the baby boomers? It is foolish to …

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