Off balanceBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7316.815a (Published 06 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:815
- Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
- University College London
Most days, I drop him outside the tube station. Today, I am travelling by tube too, so I park the car and queue for a ticket. My destination—the Department of Health—is eight stops south. His—school—is four stops north. I descend the steps. He crosses the footbridge.
The station is crowded. I spot him standing on the northbound platform and position myself directly opposite him. I smile, then wink, then wave. He stares straight ahead. He is in a daydream, …