A large portrait interview with Michael Bretthauer reveals insights about his early career in Norway, and how he had to perform a colonoscopy on a world-renowned medical researcher to convince him to join a large study on colonoscopy.
– You become a whistle-blower because you are able to forget yourself. It's not a matter of what is most comfortable for you, it's a matter of commitment which is as much a burden as it is a gift, says Bretthauer in this portrait interview in Norway's main medical journal.
The interview gives us insight into Michael Bretthauers' thoughts on some controversial issues, such as mammography and PSA screening, and the development of 'open access' to scientific publications.
Issue 1/2016 of the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association (in Norwegian):