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Civil rights groups decry conviction of Indian paediatrician who pioneered community health

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 30 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7438

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

18 February 2011
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA