And how is sir today?BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7234.589/a (Published 26 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:589
- Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
A long time ago, when I was a lean young surgeon lieutenant drifting agreeably on locum duties through a series of naval ships and establishments, the calm of the sickbay would be ruffled from time to time by the arrival of a patient of the lofty rank of commander or captain. In one naval air station I learnt to my surprise that even admirals got ill sometimes.
In sickbays these great beasts of the naval jungle (so to …