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Unfamiliar territory

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7098.1915 (Published 28 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1915
  1. Charles Swainson, consultant physician
  1. Edinburgh

    For someone working in one public institute it is always a pleasure to visit another institute, especially when it is housed in a lovely new building. I set off with a keen sense of anticipation and not a little trepidation as this was unfamiliar territory into which I was about to stray. High, wrought iron gates at the entrance made an imposing public entrance located at the opposite side of the building from those who were requiring the services of the institute–very effective, I noted with approval, and no vehicles allowed at the public entrance, no parking …

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