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My famous friends

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7277.59/a (Published 06 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:59
  1. Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
  1. Painswick, Gloucestershire

    I am lucky in that many of my closest friends are really famous people. I first met Johnson on my elective in British Columbia. It was otherwise not a good time in my life. My father had recently died, I had split up with my girlfriend, and the Canadians didn't believe in alcohol. The winter had set in early in the Rockies and I was alone in a small, snowed-in hospital house.

    Luckily, I had been introduced to …

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