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The BMJ’s own patient journey

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 10 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3726

Re: The BMJ’s own patient journey

Society is stratified. Dictatorships have tyrants and victims; monarchies have royalty and commoners; governments have officials and citizens; military have officers and enlisted; hospitals have doctors and nurses; and businesses have bosses and workers. Stratification is a lopsided, stagnant system, in which a few fortunate people luxuriate in elitism, while many people vegetate in defeatism. Stratification devastates scientific progress and social justice by beatifying a few, but mortifying many. In short, stratification lacks science, conscience, and prescience. 

Competing interests: No competing interests

13 June 2014
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO, USA