Fillers A memorable patient (and doctor)

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BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7323.1227 (Published 24 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1227
  1. D C Owen, general practitioner
  1. Newport, Gwent

    I was undertaking my first surgical block of training in medical school. A group of us were shadowing a surgical senior house officer during his intake. The patient was a young woman who presented in a busy admissions department with abdominal pain.

    The case was memorable because of the patient's resounding screaming and crying, which drowned out all the background noise. The medical students looked …

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