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BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7020.1646 (Published 16 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1646
  1. Liam Farrell

    One of the great joys, and at the same time one of the great sorrows, of a medical career is the many friends we make and the many friends we lose. The nature of the job forges bonds deeper than mere sex; young people stressed to their breaking point, sharing long hours, warm bodies, and late nights, we get to know each other as we truly are. Our hopes and dreams, our fears and insecurities--sharing them came as naturally as surviving. A war situation was no place for reticence or foreplay, and, despised by …

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