Fillers

A MEMORABLE PATIENT

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7048.42a (Published 06 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:42
  1. John S M Zorab

    A fishy tale

    I never liked surgery. A few fumbling appendicectomies as a house surgeon cured me of any surgical ambitions, and from the day that I started my anaesthetic training I contented myself with telling surgeons what to do. But occasionally, you have to rise to the occasion.

    One day in the late 1960s my children told me that one of their pet goldfish was standing on its head. Inspection proved that this was no exaggeration. One of the goldfish …

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