On writing prescriptionsBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7392.750 (Published 05 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:750
- Sundaram V Ramanan, senior attending physician
- St Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
As a house officer on call in a suburban London hospital, I found my nocturnal forays often took me to areas of the hospital I rarely visited.
Wandering around listlessly one night, I found myself in the radiology department. Deep from its innards, there emerged a gaunt figure I recognised as a radiology technician. He must have been 100 years old, or so I thought. I had seen him before, …