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'Thinkers' versus 'doers'


How to find a good doctor
Martin Raff Scientist
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I would go… I think you’re… you’re best off at a… I guess a teaching hospital, a medical school, and then go for youngish people who are looked upon as being hotshots probably and ask their advice. Now, to get to that person of course 90% of the population have no access, they’ll never be able to use this strategy, but middle-class folks frequently can be… get themselves connected somehow to get to that person to get the advice. I mean, it’s one of the great advantages of being middle-class, is that you have access not only to money but to advice that… that if… yeah, this is very important.

Martin Raff is a Canadian-born neurologist and research biologist who has made important contributions to immunology and cell development. He has a special interest in apoptosis, the phenomenon of cell death. Recently retired from his professorship at University College, London, these stories were recorded in 2000.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is a London-based television producer and director who has made a number of documentary films for BBC TV, Channel 4 and PBS.

Duration: 44 seconds

Date story recorded: 2000

Date story went live: 13 July 2010