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BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7300.1492/a (Published 16 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1492

EDITOR—I was able to identify the doctors mentioned in Prior's personal view from the clinical notes.1

Surgeon one was a specialist registrar who was working in my department several years ago, who investigated the initial problem of submandibular gland swelling.

The second consultation, some years later after discharge and referral, was with me, and I suggested surgery to remove the gland. It is my habit to explain the complications of surgery in more …

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