3 MARCH 1961, Page 16


SIR,—Your suggestion that 'if' the profession cannot train medical students to deal with the diseases we have, then it is time it stepped aside and let some other organisation take on the job' is most refreshing and original.

At once there spring to mind a number of organisations that would undoubtedly do much better. What about British Railways for instance? They should be able to give instruction in disturb- ances of the alimentary tract. And what could be more appropriate than to leave the genito-urinary system to be dealt with on a regional basis by the Water Boards? As for the disorders of expression, and delusions of grandeur, here surely the students could safely look for guidance to the Press Council.

—Yours faithfully, 125 St. A nnes ,Road East. St. Annes-on-Sea