Soundings

In which we served

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7180.407a (Published 06 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:407
  1. Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
  1. Edinburgh

    I first set foot in one almost 30 years ago. The Royal Naval Hospital (RNH) Gibraltar, a colonial delight perched high on the rock, seemed a perfect place to work: old fashioned, easy going, and distinctly underutilised. I was just visiting, paying my respects as a lowly seaborne reservist to a surgeon captain who welcomed me kindly.

    Later I served there as a locum physician. The other three doctors were an anaesthetist, a surgeon, and an obstetrics and gynaecology man, so my remit …

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