Fillers A memorable patient

Useless again

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7351.1425 (Published 15 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1425
  1. Desmond Murphy, consultant physician
  1. St Mary's Hospital, Newport

    The next patient on the post-take ward round was a “straightforward” overdose. The senior house officer reported that the 21 year old girl was now well but had been having to look after her 91 year old grandmother. The ward sister confirmed that the girl was the “principal carer.”

    She looked, despite her age, like a child. She was obese, had pale, child-like skin with a …

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