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The class reunion

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7243.1217/a (Published 29 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1217
  1. Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
  1. Painswick, Gloucestershire

    They are strange things, class reunions. There is a certain fascination about them because, in the end, we measure our lives against our contemporaries. Those younger and older are of little interest in this game of comparisons. And so, at the 20 year get together, we find ourselves wandering around in evening dress, surreptitiously watching out of the corner of our eye for the blemishes, the feet of clay. The fellow with the paunch and the lined, careworn face does us …

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