Fillers A memorable patient

A lie softly spoken

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7346.1122 (Published 11 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1122
  1. Ian Nesbitt, consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care
  1. Newcastle upon Tyne

    She was a vivid patchwork of red and black from ankles to neck, surrounded by a miasma of singed hair and charred flesh. Even from the end of the trolley, the story and outcome were obvious—a cooker fire, a burning nightgown, dripping molten rivulets down her legs and pooling on her feet. She'd been lying for several hours before discovery, and, although conscious on admission to casualty, she was clearly …

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