“I got no counselling”BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7153.240b (Published 25 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:240
- Jim Ford, senior medical officer
- Department of Health, Leeds.
Examining war pensioners can provide an opportunity to listen, unstressed by the constraints imposed by active disease or the length of the appointment. Occasionally, you are exposed to tales of immense courage or distress recounted with characteristic British understatement.
The gentle former bank messenger described how his warship was ordered alongside a burning merchant …