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My first week at Guy's 40 years ago

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7052.269 (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:269
  1. Anthony Abrahams

    The dean of Guy's must have had a sense of humour. He divided the clinical intake of 1956 into two. The Guy's preclinicals were put into an intensive induction class. The Cambridge and Oxford intake, who had never seen a patient, were put on clinical firms. We exchanged roles three months later.

    On my first day at Guy's I was put in the surgical on take firm for a week as a junior dresser—not that I ever did or could have done a dressing. Our main duty was to wheel patients from ward to …

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