Effective communicationBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7317.837 (Published 13 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:837
- David Bennett-Jones, consultant physician
- Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle
I never met my memorable patient. Indeed, he presented before I was born and, for all I know, he may have died before I even graduated. I was a house officer when my father, then a practising consultant physician and now retired, told me the story of the patient's unusual presentation and diagnosis, from some 30 years previously.
The patient, a tram driver in Liverpool, had been observed to …