Fillers A memorable patient

Effective communication

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7317.837 (Published 13 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:837
  1. David Bennett-Jones, consultant physician
  1. 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 …

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