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BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1793 (Published 31 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1793

In Praise of Pioneers


Nothing is free, and everything has a price, whether it be financial, physical, or emotional. But there is an especially heavy price for going up against the system, because the system doesn't tolerate disagreement or opposition. So I salute all brave souls who correctly challenge the system and bear the consequences. These brave souls are the greatest pioneers in civilization, and they deserve to be honored.


Competing interests: No competing interests

01 April 2016
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA