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BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 05 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:750
  1. Mary Black, public health physician, Belgrade, Serbia (

    Here are my nominations for the five worst jobs in the world for health professionals. My criteria are personal: these are jobs that seriously compromise ethical and moral standards, are difficult to justify to your children, and are likely to be a source of regret on your deathbed. Some of this work is highly paid; it would need to be. Readers are encouraged to write in and expand this list.

    Head of medical services at Guantanamo Bay. Spanking new facilities in a remote location in …

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