Doctor, doctor: I got the fever; you got the cure

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 15 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:335
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Doctors may be lampooned in opera, vilified in films, and condemned in literature, but in rock and roll they are the sweet talking guys.

    They dispense good vibes, not to mention a number of illicit drugs, and they also have an extraordinary high rate of consultations for love sickness.

    What may well be the first study of the doctor-patient relationship in rock and roll music finds that song writers attribute special psychological significance to doctors (Medical Practice Management 2006;22:162-5).

    That may, says the author, be because many rock musicians have been in psychotherapy at some point in their lives, and their descriptions of …

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