BMJ 2006 333;1333-1335
Willich N. Physicians in opera - reflection of medical history and public perception
There is an amusing piece in the festive issue of the world's oldest medical journal.
It seems that on balance we doctors are a despicable lot as represented in opera . with a few nice but largely impotent exceptions (the soprano always dies in the end!).
Full paper Physicians in opera - reflection of medical history and public perception 572k pdf - opens in new window.
"Merry Christmas" to listers who may celebrate that sort of thing - there are few enough in Australia where we (lapsed poveri) generally worship sun and sand at this time of year!