My first patientBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7362.483 (Published 31 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:483
- K D Stephenson, retired general practitioner
Friday had been a busy day. I saw my name on the list of candidates who had satisfied the examiners in the final examinations. I shook hands with the dean, swore the Hippocratic oath, signed up with the Medical Defence Union, and went to a party.
The next day I was driving in my old Austin 10 to see my parents when I noticed a man walking on the opposite side of the road suddenly fall to his knees …