The consultant jungle
Ian Bickle gives a guide to this strange species
- By: Ian Bickle
Approaching retirement--thank God! Remembers when the ward sister was in cotton nappies and tuberculosis hospitals were commonplace. Must be addressed as “Sir” and calls medical students by their surname. Friends call him “a good old bean, really.”
Soft and gentle. Pleasant to everyone. Much loved by patients and staff alike. All the elderly women patients refer to him as, “that nice man in the blue tie.” In touch with the real world.