Soundings

No chance

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6984.945a (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:945
  1. Liam Farrell

    Come away, O human child, to the waters and the wild, With a fairy hand in hand, For the world's more full of weeping Than you can understand—W B YEATS

    Since 1969 over 3000 people have died because of the troubles in Ireland. In that time over 6000 have died in road traffic accidents. This incident happened two years ago.

    On a typically hectic Monday morning the receptionist interrupted me: “There's been an accident, and a woman's been badly hurt.” I excused myself from the consultation, and asked the treatment room nurse to come with me. On the way we were in good spirits—it seemed almost like getting out of …

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