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BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 05 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2405

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Richard Smith: A book of poems for medical graduates

  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Isn’t this a medical journal?

It is, but these are medical poems—Hippocratic hymns, if you will. In Scotland all lucky doctors graduating in 2019, 2020, and 2021 will be given a volume of verse called Tools of the Trade.

Nice idea. Has this been Donne before?

This is the second instalment of the book. The first edition was given to doctors graduating in 2014 …

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