Another fine messBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7188.951a (Published 03 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:951
- Liam Farrell, general practitioner
- Crossmaglen, County Armagh
“Who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him,” said Lady Macbeth; we sense her unrelenting ambition beginning to ebb and I reckon that Shakespeare must have been painfully conversant with both the spiritual and practical import of spilt blood. It can be a cathartic sight, and it makes a spectacle totally disproportionate to the amount bled.
Just the smallest drop can masquerade as a life threatening haemorrhage. “Don't …