Abstract:Despite various attempts to dispel them, stereotypes abound in medicine, possibly because it is such a rich and varied profession with many niches that attract all sorts of people. These guilty prejudices, that are invariably demeaning, are largely couched in humour. General practitioners are often seen as leather-patched, cardigansporting sandal wearers.1 Pathologists are grey and distant, maybe a little like Lurch from the Adams Family. Students tremble at the Sir Lancelot Spratt surgeon, as depicted in the … Show more
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