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- C Douglas
If you have three quarters of an hour to spare and happen to be in the right place at the right time, there are few gatherings to match a decent medical funeral. In a teaching centre like ours they provide unpredictable but nonetheless welcom reunions that allow sentiment, a certain amount of communal pride, and - not incidentally - a chance to agree that old Joe had his rough side/cross to bear/undoubted shortcomings, but nevertheless did a great deal/a fair bit/as much as could have been expected, for Edinburgh medicine in general and for his own specialty in particular.
We sing a hymn or two quite passably, hear a little more than we …