Good luck in your examinationBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7131.621b (Published 14 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:621
- GR Struthers, consultant rheumatologist
By the time I first met Bill, he had suffered the ravages of severe rheumatoid arthritis for over 20 years. Ever cheerful, he attended the clinic regularly, participating in many of the clinical trials of now established medication, in the course of which he had experienced the all too common side effects of both these drugs and others which had been used to try and control his disease. He had even had his fair share of orthopaedic surgery with indifferent results. Formerly an engineer by trade, he had worked for as long as he could but had been registered disabled for several years.
As the new senior registrar in the department, …