Intended for healthcare professionals

Analysis Essay

The NHS in the age of anxiety: rhetoric and reality—an essay by Rudolf Klein

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 21 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5104

What is reality?

Reality is multilayered. Beneath the veneer of everyday life, lies a violent, vexing vortex of biology, chemistry, and physics. Beneath this veneer and vortex, lies God's super cerebral cortex, which texts and tests our precious mettle. Our task is to illuminate reality by collating its various layers, while retaining our civility, humility, humanity, and sanity. 

Competing interests: No competing interests

18 September 2014
Hugh Mann
New York, USA