Measuring joint movement

1966 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
Leading Articles JBWoTuL forecast that over the next five years, as a result of retirements, deaths, and expansion, there would be an average of 125 consultant vacancies a year in medicine, surgery, and obstetrics, taken together, and about the same number of fully trained candidates competing for them. If events confirm these predictions, the career outlook for the senior registrar at least would seem reasonably reassuring. What cannot have reassured the Minister's hearers, however, were his
more » ... rictures on those among them who emigrate-" escape " was his word-to countries " where the doctor/ population ratio is even higher than our own, and where the financial pickings sound more attractive and can be gathered in for less work." The Minister completely misjudges the temper of these well-trained men and women if he believes that their emigration is something planned almost from the start of their medical education and executed later selfishly
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