The “routine” patients: Not always what they seem

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 17 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:n
  1. John D C Bennett
  1. Salford

    In every specialty there are several patients with conditions that can be dealt with almost in your sleep. For ear, nose, and throat surgery it is mastoid cavities. It is an important job and important that the patient returns to have it performed. But it is not the most exciting of tasks and one unlikely to add lustre to …

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