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Letters Doctors’ rest facilities

Doctors’ messes are missed

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 24 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4295
  1. Andrew N Bamji, retired consultant rheumatologist
  1. Rye TN31 7ES, UK
  1. bamji{at}

In the 1960s and 1970s hospitals had messes for junior doctors.1 They also provided accommodation. Both disappeared under cost pressures and a ridiculous belief that, because they …

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