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Sex and doctors: ER medics best placed to win heartsThu Oct 25, 7:06 PM ET
If romantic fiction is any guide, any doctor looking for love would be advised to be an emergency room surgeon or deliver babies rather than practise colon resection or remove in-grown toenails.
So says Irish physician Brendan Kelly, who — with a bravura contempt for the effect this endeavour could have on his mind — has probed at length into the burgeoning literary field of medical romance.
In an offbeat letter published in Saturday’s Lancet, Kelly describes the typical plot structure and characterisation in 20 randomly-selected medical romance novels.
Of the male protagonists, six worked in emergency medicine, five in surgery and three in obstetrics, neonatology and paediatrics, he found.
“There was a marked preponderance of brilliant, tall, muscular, male doctors with chiselled features, working in emergency medicine,” says Kelly, a University College Dublin psychiatrist.
Well, okay, the rest of the description doesn’t exactly fit yrs. trly, but the rest is dead-on, IMHO.