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BMJ. 2007 September 22; 335(7620): 578.
PMCID: PMC1989001
Going APE

SHOs in the mist?

Eamonn J Clarke, general practitioner

This filler piece about a senior house officer (SHO) treating a depressed gorilla seems to raise more questions than it answers.1 Do SHOs in psychiatry have the time to spend two hours assessing a troubled gorilla? Presumably this costs more than peanuts. Was the NHS trust reimbursed for this consultation? Do SHOs have their own secretaries now?

A polite but great ape looks forward to the author's response.


Competing interests: None declared.


1. Pop IC. A depressed gorilla. BMJ 2007;335:445 (1 September.)

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