Today's sacred cows …BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7270.1216 (Published 11 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1216
- Stuart Cox, consultant psychiatrist
In 1845, writing in a distant ancestor of the BMJ, Dr T H Starr1 recorded an interesting case history of a patient with gangrene of the upper limb accompanied by “insanity”—from his description, an acute organic delirium. …
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