Soundings Soundings

Roots

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7343.985/a (Published 20 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:985
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
  1. University College London

    Last bank holiday found me on my knees, clearing out the cupboards in the kitchen dresser, a ritual to which I return every five years or so. It's mostly old junk—some family photographs, a bundle of school reports describing me as unladylike and tone deaf, and a silver egg cup and spoon in a presentation box with the inscription “To Patricia Mary on your Christening Day, Easter Sunday 1960.”

    The egg cup was from a great aunt who …

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