BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 27 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1082
  1. Rex D Last

    A recorded message is not good enough

    A few years ago, when on call, the telephone rang in the early hours. A man's voice, with the intonation of the profoundly deaf, said, “Doctor, please come at once. My wife is very ill. I am deaf and …

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