Fifty five years laterBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7243.1204 (Published 29 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1204
- Martin Fairman, consultant physician
- Boston, Lincolnshire.
A February afternoon in medical outpatients. Seventeen follow ups and six new patients. And there was a new senior house officer (SHO) to show the ropes to. A German, from Dresden.Very nice chap, unusually curious about war time England. Yes, there had been some excitement in this fenland market town about one particular incident at that time. In fact, one of the clinic patients expected that day had previously told me about it. Billy B had been on antiaircraft duty in Grantham in 1942 defending a tank factory. They had seen almost no action, but one night a stray German bomber on the way home from Coventry had famously been …