Thomas Wakley: relevant to today's society

  title={Thomas Wakley: relevant to today's society},
  author={Michael Baum},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  pages={400 - 401}
  • M. Baum
  • Published 1 October 2009
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Roger Jones' essay on the turbulent life and the turbulent times of Thomas Wakley, the founding editor of The Lancet, is a racy story and a very entertaining read.1 However as far as I'm concerned there is still a lot to learn from the life and times of Wakley that is relevant to today's society, both lay and scientific. Of course much has improved since the early 19th century for which we must be truly grateful. The profession is governed, regulated and disciplined by a GMC that is… 
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