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Arise, Sir Lancelot

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7192.1221a (Published 01 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1221
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. Leeds

    Greying beard, dark suit, middle age spread, consultant status. Coincidence, or have I been subconsciously working on my image? Anyone over 50 feels like a youngster in an ageing body, but for a few of us, Simon Sparrow is trapped inside Lancelot Spratt.

    Doctor in the House was published in 1952, when I was 4 years old. The film was produced in 1954 by Betty Box, who died recently. Sir Lancelot was played by James …

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