A memorable patient: Ward cleaner's clinical observationBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7110.0g (Published 20 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:g
- V M Sethukumar, consultant in accident and emergency
- King's Lynn
It was a busy evening in the casualty department in India, where I was the medical student shadowing a senior doctor.
We were interrupted by the domestic cleaner, who ran up to us asking us to see a patient on the trolley rather urgently. Not waiting for an answer she took the senior doctor by the hand across the room to the patient. …