People's cultural beliefs should be respected

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7023.125c (Published 13 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:125
  1. P Q Shaw
  1. General practitioner Stirchley Health Centre, Stirchley, Telford, Shropshire TF3 1FB

    EDITOR,—David Berger should indeed lie down when he is in his canoe and sees something fiery coming at him, for some sea devils may be more rational than he realises.1 His description of Elizabeth's rash does not suggest the fern-like burns of lightning, but his nurse's description of the behaviour of Tamalokolo, the sea devil, fits …

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