Haslam D. Fictional doctors do us no favours. Practitioner 2012; 256 (1754):35

Fictional doctors do us no favours

20 Sep 2012Pais-up subscribers

'Don’t you find docs on the box intensely irritating? I’m not talking about the real doctors who pop up on factual programmes putting minds at rest, nattering to presenters, giving an instant update on whatever medical condition has come to the fore overnight. It can’t be easy, getting a call asking you onto breakfast TV to discuss the ins and outs of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, just because some minor celebrity has been diagnosed with it on holiday. In fact, it’s just about as straightforward as doing an average morning surgery when patients can descend and ask anything and everything and you don’t even get a moment’s notice...'

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