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Observations BMJ Confidential

Jen Gunter: Poking the snake oil

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 07 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4327

Re: Jen Gunter: Poking the snake oil

I have always found the confidential interviews with celebrated doctors helpful. The recent interview with Jen Gunter, however, lowered the tone, I felt, because it included, quite unnecessarily, the 'f' word, when an equally expressive word from our rich English language could have been chosen. It does not seem to fit with a dignified, caring profession. I would imagine it caused some editorial qualms.

Competing interests: No competing interests

29 November 2018
Geoffrey R Clarke
Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital, Shenfield Road, Shenfield, Brentwood CM15 8EH