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A Patient Who Changed My Practice: The innocuous statement

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7073.0g (Published 04 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:g
  1. Eric Hainsworth
  1. retired general practitioner living in Cornwall

    Following the retirement of my senior partner, who had served the village community for 35 years, patients were now obliged to consult me, a relative newcomer of two and a half years. One such patient was an elderly woman with a moderately severe deformity of the hands due to osteoarthritis. As …

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