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Letters BMJ in “smug docs” storm

Methinks the professor doth protest too much

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 26 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1453
  1. Paul W Dimmock
  1. dimmockpaul{at}

McManus seems to be attempting to distance himself from some unwise reactionary comments in an editorial to a rather good piece of work from Garlick and Brown.1 2 3 Perhaps his supporters should carefully look at what McManus actually said,3 as opposed to what he is saying he stated. He said “UK medical students tend to come from higher socioeconomic classes, perhaps not surprisingly, as social …

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