Deep timeBMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7374.1249/a (Published 23 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1249
- Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
- Painswick, Gloucestershire
I was cycling up a muddy track (trespassing!) through a still and rather chilly autumn wood, when I came across some overgrown stone steps. They were a little incongruous in the undergrowth, lichen covered, with the suggestion of internal light peculiar to Cotswold stone. They are presumably a remnant of when the wood had been ornamental, an attempt by a wealthy owner to re-create the rural idyll of a Greek myth. Now they are forgotten, a barely discernible regularity in …
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