Reviews Soundings

Occam's razor

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7356.171/a (Published 20 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:171
  1. Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
  1. Painswick, Gloucestershire

    I remember an event when I was 17, and only three days into university. I was cycling across a green towards the river when I saw a startlingly beautiful young woman walking slowly along the towpath. She seemed to be, like myself, on the edge of childhood, when the colours of the world were vivid with the uncertainty of adulthood. Subsequently I always watched for her, but only saw her again once, more than 10 years later.

    I was …

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