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The energy of slaves1

Konrad Jamrozik, David P Weller and Richard F Heller
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (10): 534-535.
Published online: 15 November 2004

Increasingly, the NHS is dependent on overseas-trained health professionals

The British are past masters at harnessing the energy of their Anglo-Celtic offshoots. The names of the battles on the tombstones of returned servicemen interred in the cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, are very familiar to any Australian with some knowledge of the Western Front of 1914–1918. And in the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Kraków, Poland, Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans and Canadians lie side by side, linked in death, so very far from the sunburnt country, the long white cloud, the burnt-brown veldt or the rolling prairie.

  • Konrad Jamrozik1
  • David P Weller2
  • Richard F Heller3

  • 1 Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK.
  • 2 Department of General Practice, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
  • 3 Evidence for Population Health Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

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