A paper just emerged in the research section of the British Medical Journal that gives new meaning to scientific investigation. The authors noticed early in their training that the taller, better looking students tended to go into surgery, so these Spanish investigators set out to put their observations literally to the test.Source:
Trilla A, et al. Phenotypic differences between male physicians, surgeons, and film stars: comparative study, BMJ. 2006;333:1291-1293.