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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 06 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:0

Personal views: another way of knowing

”I was admitted to the first hospital withonly my eyelids moving. According to the admissions register I was in a deep state of unconsciousness-nothing could be further from the truth. I floated in and out of consciousness. I can recall the interminable discussion the ambulancemen had about how they would get me down the stairs . . I recall the doctors discussing the hopelessness of my case thinking that I was unconscious and thus unable to hear. I heard every word and what a depressing picture they painted… My family was told …

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