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Looking for the man who fell off the roof

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7230.323/a (Published 29 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:323
  1. George Dunea, attending physician
  1. Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA

    Dr Mumps, a primary care physician, has a patient who fell off the roof and was taken to the University of Excellence Hospital, the one that advertises every morning on the radio.

    In a capricious mood, Dr Mumps decides to find out how his patient is doing.

    He is greeted by a friendly recording: “If you speak Spanish press one, if you speak Swahili press two, to speak to the laundry press three, for the kitchen four, for …

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