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Private medicine’s real manifesto

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 01 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4188
  1. Liam Farrell, retired general practitioner, Crossmaglen, County Armagh
  1. drfarrell{at}

Historians may one day look back and say that there was a time, in the 20th century, when people actually cared about each other. That once the world was more than just a jungle—full of monsters rising on all sides to smite us, where the strong prosper and the weak are devoured.

But that time is passing, as our health minister perfects the trick of throwing up his hands in horror while simultaneously washing them, like a little Tory Pontius Pilate. And as the NHS …

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