Lions Led by Donkeys

On a recent visit to a British hospital, Dr. Dalrymple was reminded of the cliché in the title of this The Critic article.

Needless to say, this poster did not manufacture itself or put itself on the wall: its appearance there was the product of human labour, albeit of labour at a low intellectual level, that of ambitious mediocrities. The contrast with the surgeon, who was probably subordinate in some way to these people, could not have been more painful. 

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