The danger of a high CBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7255.207 (Published 22 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:207
- Georgia Ingram, surgical house officer
While about to take blood, I noticed a thin scar running along the left elbow of my elderly patient in exactly the place I would have liked to venesect him. I asked him how he got the scar and was bemused by the reply: “That is from when I broke my neck playing the ‘Tiger Rag.’ I questioned him further. The events occurred in 1945, when he was posted to Burma. Shortly before the war ended, he was travelling …
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