Soundings

Every package needs a government health warning

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7068.1337 (Published 23 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1337
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh

    She lives in a nice house in a smart part of town. When she comes to see me she wears high boots and a coat with a mink collar and sits primly in the waiting room reading Country Life. She and I have two secrets. One is her age (mid-90s) and the other her income (none but her state pension). The house and coat were bought before she was widowed in the war, and she reads my magazines because she cannot afford her own.

    She presented with a stiff neck (wear and tear, no doubt), so I referred her for physiotherapy. …

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