Fillers A memorable patient

The Aga baby

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 12 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1170
  1. Robert Hodkinson, general practitioner
  1. Stonebridge Surgery, Longridge, Lancashire

    It was the sort of Sunday evening in February for sitting in front of the fire. I was on call for both practices in our small town when, at 10 pm, the telephone rang. The caller, Trisha, a family friend and patient of the neighbouring practice, was concerned about her 20 year old daughter's abdominal pain, which had been increasing since they both went running that morning. “Could it be her gall bladder?”

    I reached the isolated farmhouse half way up the fell as snow began to fall. Greeted by a worried Trisha, I entered to find Mary lying on the floor in the middle of a …

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