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Is this anyone's brolly?

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7154.355 (Published 01 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:355
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, general practitioner
  1. London

    One of the great challenges of being a general practitioner is matching the items of property found at the end of surgery with the names on the appointment list. I particularly enjoy


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    leaving surprise messages on patients' answerphones.

    “Hello, it's Dr Greenhalgh here. I can't be sure, but I think you're the most likely owner of aMarks and Spencer's carrier bag containing a child's birthday cake, three bottles of red wine, anda packet of blue floral loo rolls.”

    It hadn't needed Sherlock Holmes to check the dates of birth of her two children on the practice computer, remember that both the …

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