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Beware cloth devils

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7253.123/a (Published 08 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:123
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, general practitioner
  1. London

    My son wanted to know why the cloth devils in the butter were going to get only Grandma, not the rest of us. Initially, I couldn't work out what he was on about.

    The cloth devils were apparently already in Grandma. She hadn't always had them—they had got into her from the food, because she hadn't checked it properly. Whenever she came to see us she looked in the fridge to see if there were …

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