Did I teach him survival skills and healthcare priorities?

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7156.461 (Published 15 August 1998)
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An interesting encounter

  1. Krisantha Weerasuriya, professor of pharmacology
  1. Colombo, Sri Lanka

    There is a paraplegic—I wonder what the aetiology is—who, seated on the ground with his crutches next to him, asks for donations at the entrance to the supermarket. He is a pleasant man and always has a smile despite his disabilities. As a member of the middle class in an Asian society and a healthcare …

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